Looking to upgrade my mobo.

Hey there everyone. I am looking to upgrade my lackluster mobo. Awhile ago, before I knew anything about computers I bought Dell Inspiron 530s. At the time I knew nothing of overclocking. Fast forward to now and I am kicking myself for not knowing then how to build my own comp. I really want to try some overclocking and just want a better mobo then the pos dell mobo I have at the moment. For my CPU I am running a E6500 wolfdale. I hear its a great overclocker but I cannot OC from the bios with my current mobo. Any suggestions for a socket 775 mobo in the neighborhood of $100? I know for that price I won't get ddr3 or dx 11 support most likely, but that is fine since my gtx 260 only supports up to dx 10 anyways. Thanks in advance for your help.
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  1. Is this a NEW build? FYI - you'll have to cut, saw, tap, and more if you're keeping your Dell rig.

    Read this first - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/279849-30-dell-studio-9100
  2. jaquith said:
    Is this a NEW build? FYI - you'll have to cut, saw, tap, and more if you're keeping your Dell rig.

    Read this first - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/279849-30-dell-studio-9100


    It is not a new build, but I am not longer using a Dell case anymore, so fitting the mobo should not be an issue.
  3. ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 - $89 and offers SLI if you decide to add another GTX 260 or use it as a PhysX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131232&cm_re=P5N-D-_-13-131-232-_-Product
  4. jaquith said:
    ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 - $89 and offers SLI if you decide to add another GTX 260 or use it as a PhysX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131232&cm_re=P5N-D-_-13-131-232-_-Product


    Is that mobo a decent overclocker?
  5. Yes, it's fine for OC and ASUS is very good and easy to OC. Note - but do the OC manually and don't use the ASUS or any other utility.
  6. Yes, it is a decent overclocking motherboard.
  7. Alright guys, thanks for the replies. I'll order one and read the OC guides, since it is nothing I want to mess up.
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