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What Motherboard!

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January 9, 2011 2:12:44 PM

Hi Guys!

Quick and easy question....

I want to swap my motherboard the one i have isnt brilliant for OC etc ect!

What motherboard should i buy?


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a c 435 V Motherboard
January 9, 2011 2:23:41 PM

Easy? I'm not a mindreader. What cpu are you using?
January 9, 2011 2:44:09 PM

Sorry!!! my spec

CASE: Antec - 902
MOTHERBOARD: Dell Inc. (Fox conn OEM) - 0T568R Version A00 (micro ATX)
CPU: I7 860 @ 2.80GHz Stock
HEATSINK: Dell Inc. - Standard 95W
MEMORY: Kingston - 8192MB (2GB x 4) 1333MHZ DDR3
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce Gigabyte 470 GTX SoC 800/1600/1750
PSU: Corsair - TX 650W
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit
HDD: Seagate 3.5" Barracuda - 2 TB (2X1TB) SATA RAID 7200rpm
MONITOR: LG - 22" HDMI (LGW226122)
WLAN: DW1525 - (802.11n) WLAN PCI-e Card
SOUND CARD (on board): Realtek - HD Audio 7.1 DOLBY DIGITAL-Logitech Z4
KEYBOARD: Logitech - G15 V2
MOUSE: Logitech - G500
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a c 435 V Motherboard
January 9, 2011 4:29:56 PM

I wouldn't swap out the dell motherboard, since your windows operating system is tied to this dell motherboard. You may have to get another coa for windows if you change boards. At least wait for your Dell warranty to expire before taking it apart. And when you sell the dell board, it may be worth more than the replacement for the reason above. It's really stupid to void your warranty; you should have built your own to begin with.
January 9, 2011 5:59:46 PM

yep your not wrong! i wish i had built my own with what i know now. i know the windows is OEM but that doesnt bother me.

My warranty is already void i changed a few things due to dell putting crappy parts in, this is what ive done upto now, the case to a antec 902, corsair 650w psu, gigabyte 470 gtx gpu and LG optical drive which was quite easy and i enjoyed it the only thing that needs changing is the mobo to be practically a new build! i have the money aside for another retail copy of windows 7 as i sold all the old parts :) 

I really do wish i had gone down the new build route but i wasnt confident enough at the time, a new build now would be the only option for me!

a c 435 V Motherboard
January 9, 2011 6:55:59 PM

Only experience is with an msi and biostar h55 boards; you'll probably want a p55 board instead.
January 9, 2011 7:09:11 PM

Yes P55! Asus P7P55D-E Deluxe from scan

This is the one!

Thanks for the help!

Will post back if all goes well.......
January 11, 2011 1:46:45 PM

The ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe is in and working no problems, just installing the last few things!!

This also auto clocks to 3.7ghz!!!

a c 435 V Motherboard
January 11, 2011 5:19:39 PM

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May 25, 2012 11:17:27 PM

Did you use the same Dell studio xps case?
I am thinking about replacing my motherboard as well, however require more than 2TB of storage and require a UEFI compatible bios.
May 25, 2012 11:49:47 PM

I have 2 3TB Seagate drives Id like to put in RAID I. My current BIOS is limiting me as it is not uefi. My solution is to either switch out the mobo or get a controller card of sorts (WD's soluntion to non-uefi).

I am having difficulty after scouring the net finding a 1156 LGA mobo that has SATA III and UEFI.

I am a photographer looking for data back up, so having a system with blazing graphics processing has not been a priority...

Any advise out there?