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.
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!
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...