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Looking to upgrade my mobo.

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September 9, 2010 11:02:40 PM

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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September 9, 2010 11:56:56 PM

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 -

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.
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September 10, 2010 12:26:29 AM

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.
a c 234 V Motherboard
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September 10, 2010 12:27:26 AM

Yes, it is a decent overclocking motherboard.
September 10, 2010 12:39:16 AM

Alright guys, thanks for the replies. I'll order one and read the OC guides, since it is nothing I want to mess up.