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My friend's dell xps 420 just died, so we need a new motherboard to replace it. The computer has a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 in it so I wanted to know what the best motherboard would be to put in the computer. We are going to scrap the case as well and put all the old parts in the new case.
I really just need a website to go to with older parts, TD and NE dont have that much to pick from.
    
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If you can find a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P, that would be amazing. You won't be able to find any old parts like that sold for retail, your best bet is eBay or the forums here.

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That motherboard does look really quick, I am looking for something newer tho. Does this one look ok?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128496
    
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That motherboard does look really quick, I am looking for something newer tho. Does this one look ok?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128496
That's a good board, but if you're just looking for something to replace a Dell motherboard and you're not looking to overclock, then this MSI board or even this AsRock board will do just fine as well. Plus, I'm going to assume that the Dell came with DDR2 memory, and that Gigabyte board uses DDR3, so you would have to get new RAM for that board as well. The MSI and AsRock boards take DDR2 and, again, unless you're looking to overclock, it should be just fine for your needs. Otherwise, the Gigabyte would be better for OCing.
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The EP45-UD3P is MUCH better than that ES3G if you can find it. That ES3G is garbage.

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I wasn't able to find the EP45-UD3P, so he bought the ES3G. I wanted to be able to overclock the Q6600 so I went with the Gigabyte. I haven't used one of their motherboards before so we shall see how it goes. For $25 dollars we just upgraded to 4gb of DDR3 ram. Thanks for the suggestions guys!

What should I try and overclock the Q6600 to in order for him to play some BF3? Hes going to save for a gtx 500 series.
    
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