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Replacing motherboard on prebuilt PC

Last response: in Systems
September 24, 2012 4:57:55 AM

Is it possible to replace the motherboard of a pre-built PC? I am looking at some motherboards which are a lot smaller than the one I currently own and is pretty old.

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September 24, 2012 6:25:48 AM

Yes you can, however:
- You'd essentially be building an entire PC as you would have disassemble and reassemble everything.
- You'll want to get familiar with parts so you're sure everything you're swapping out or keeping is compatible.
- Learn about motherboard form factors and identify yours (ATX, micro ATX, etc.). The case likely won't support a different size.
- The OEM version of windows is actually tied to the motherboard, so if you're using that you would need to fork over $80 - $200+ to buy a new version of windows.
September 24, 2012 6:34:23 AM

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