Motherboard upgrade

Hello,
I have a dell precision 690 with a 3.0 Intel xeon 5160 WoodCrest processor, Socket 771 LGA. This processor sits on a FoxConn LS-36 motherboard (CN-0MY171-13740-76J-007J) aka DELL model MY171 Intel Chipset 5000x; Southbridge Intel 6321esb, which the guys from DELL calls it a "upside down motherboard" for a upside down layout of a case. These cases are built like that for cooling reasons.
Does anybody know if I can get a new motherboard for this kind of case, to replace the old one?
I hope I gave all the info necessary.
Thank you for any helpppp.

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  1. Hi there horatiu12,

    All u need is Form Factor: ATX.
  2. Thank You for your help.

    I went to Form Factor website and I am not quite sure what is the best motherboard for me. Can you recommend me a motherboard to fit my system, that is up to date with the latest improvements? SATA3 , PCIE2 LATEST PROCESSOR so on...

    THANK YOUUU
  3. horatiu12 said:
    Thank You for your help.

    I went to Form Factor website and I am not quite sure what is the best motherboard for me. Can you recommend me a motherboard to fit my system, that is up to date with the latest improvements? SATA3 , PCIE2 LATEST PROCESSOR so on...

    THANK YOUUU

    OK, are u talking about new mobo+CPU+RAM?
  4. yes im interested in new cpu and new ram newssd drive. is there anything available for this type of chasis.

    I really appreciate your help.
    Thank You
  5. horatiu12 said:
    yes im interested in new cpu and new ram newssd drive. is there anything available for this type of chasis.

    I really appreciate your help.
    Thank You

    OK, what is your budget?
  6. I am interested in a 250-300 dollar motherboard that supports SATA 6GB/s, SLI, CrossFire X, PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0, UEFI BIOS for OC, at least 32 gb memory ..... and latest processor.

    Am I asking for too much as far as the motherboard?
    Thank You
  7. horatiu12 said:
    I am interested in a 250-300 dollar motherboard that supports SATA 6GB/s, SLI, CrossFire X, PCIe 3.0, USB 3.0, UEFI BIOS for OC, at least 32 gb memory ..... and latest processor.

    Am I asking for too much as far as the motherboard?
    Thank You

    We need to get on the same page.

    What do u need to buy and what are u reusing?

    U need CPU too, don't u?
  8. yes i will buy a processor too ..... I am thinking about a quad core processor around 300-400 dollars or the best processor 3-400 dollars can buy. I understand that a Sandy Bridge Intel is pretty good. I will also buy a SSD HD nad memorywhich is cheap. I have a 1kw power supply and a evga 580 gtx video card.
  9. I guess my motherboard is a BTX motherboard. Do they still manufacture this kind of motherboards for the latest CPUs or Im stuck with whatever I have.
    TY
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