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User Info: WyzeGye

WyzeGye
4 years ago#1
My friend has a Dinosaur.

He's not looking to spend a whole bunch getting the computer up and running. 250 tops.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_FORMULA/


Decent replacement for that? All I can find is mATX boards for LGA775. And he doesnt want second hand.

And don't you dare say "build from scratch"... NO, he bought this computer secondhand and it's got a custom loop. and that's far more work than I feel like doing for somebody else's computer.

I just want to pull off the backside of the chassis, swap the board (and cpu? praying that the waterblock fits, which i'm sure it won't)
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User Info: Caspernomnom

Caspernomnom
4 years ago#2
LGA775 socket is dead easier just to rebuild everyone will say the same

User Info: mikewu1

mikewu1
4 years ago#3
Caspernomnom posted...
LGA775 socket is dead easier just to rebuild everyone will say the same


Core 2 Quads beg to differ. Running a q6700 stock and it runs most games fine.

User Info: Lemur_H

Lemur_H
4 years ago#4
mikewu1 posted...
Caspernomnom posted...
LGA775 socket is dead easier just to rebuild everyone will say the same


Core 2 Quads beg to differ. Running a q6700 stock and it runs most games fine.


Performance isn't the issue. I'm assuming this new motherboard will require a new processor. Which means getting a Core 2 Quad from ebay or Amazon and they seem to be $100+. A significant chunk of an already small budget. At these prices, you can do better.

EDIT Your specific CPU is a bit pricey, for whatever reason. Other Core 2 Quads are cheaper, like the Q6600. Point still stands though, replacing a dinosaur with a dinosaur is only an endless stream of headaches.

User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
4 years ago#5
Depends on what CPU your friend has. I would only recommend getting another LGA775 board assuming he has a C2Q. My E8400 doesn't cut it with games anymore.

LGA775 boards are going to be pretty hard to find tho - and probably not worth the money to upgrade, especially if he has DDR2 RAM.

Edit: Probably not worth it because it's a DDR2 board as you'll most likely want to upgrade to DDR3 RAM and afaik 775 chipsets max out at around DDR3-1066.
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