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Motherboard Upgrade From a Gateway TBGM01

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May 2, 2012 5:29:17 PM

Hi there, as the title says, I'm looking to upgrade my older motherboard, the Gateway TBGM01 (LGA1366 socket), to a better model. The motherboard eventually failed on me, so I have to get an upgrade since my warranty has long been passed. If possible, I'd like to get some suggestions on RAM upgrades, too. Also, the case is quite small, so I believe I'm limited to mATX motherboards, though I could be wrong. Here are the specs for my PC. The only things I've upgraded are the video card, OS (Windows 7 from Windows Vista), PSU, and HDD:

OS:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Processor:
Type Core i7,
Intel i7-920 / 2.66 GHz

Mainboard:
Chipset type Intel X58 Express

RAM
3GB DDR3 1066 MHz

Video Card:
XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB
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May 2, 2012 6:47:33 PM

You've got so many varables, just ditch the Gateway and build a new system from scratch. Reuse the HDD and CD/DVD drive if in good shape.
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May 2, 2012 10:03:57 PM

price_th said:
You've got so many varables, just ditch the Gateway and build a new system from scratch. Reuse the HDD and CD/DVD drive if in good shape.


Thought about doing just that. The FX6800-01e's case is small and it'd be nice to not be limited to mATX boards. Still looking for a motherboard for the time being. I thought about going with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seems to be a great choice, but I always get paranoid when there's quite a bit of low reviews.
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