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My dad found that his warranty was up on his machine and wants to upgrade it a bit... in the future perhaps...

He's running this:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33Ghz
(insert stock Intel Board here) - A.K.A. I don't have a clue. redface.gif
8GB DDR2 800mhz RAM
2x 640GB 7200RPM HDDs in Raid0 - It's speedy. tongue.gif
MSI Twin Frozr 1GB GTX 560 - All shiny new. biggrin.gif


I was planning on grabbing him a better PSU in the future, he's using an Antec 550w model at the moment, plenty for this build. But what's a good motherboard to upgrade to?

He uses this machine for Video work so the CUDA technology has been helping him quite a bit. What would be a good board to go for? Obviously this means a new CPU too so I was thinking the i5-2300?
     
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My dad found that his warranty was up on his machine and wants to upgrade it a bit... in the future perhaps...
He's running this:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33Ghz
(insert stock Intel Board here) - A.K.A. I don't have a clue. redface.gif
8GB DDR2 800mhz RAM
2x 640GB 7200RPM HDDs in Raid0 - It's speedy. tongue.gif
MSI Twin Frozr 1GB GTX 560 - All shiny new. biggrin.gif
I was planning on grabbing him a better PSU in the future, he's using an Antec 550w model at the moment, plenty for this build. But what's a good motherboard to upgrade to?
He uses this machine for Video work so the CUDA technology has been helping him quite a bit. What would be a good board to go for? Obviously this means a new CPU too so I was thinking the i5-2300?

This motherboard http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Extreme-Desktop-Motherboard-LGA1156/dp/B002N2Z0JY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328122246&sr=8-1
This Psu http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Compatible-platforms/dp/B004MYFODI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328122283&sr=1-2
This Cpu http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2300-Processor-Socket-LGA1155/dp/B004EBUXIU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328122320&sr=1-1
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Fonzye's is way to expensive. 1156 board w/ 1155 CPU?

New PSU probably not needed, That computer is decent. Don't see why he needs an upgrade but none-the-less I built my mom a work computer some 3 weeks ago:

Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 (It's a very good price for a very good board)
i3 2105 (was cheaper than the i3 2100 at the time due to a promo code)
Rosewill Capstone 450w Gold Class (you don't need a new PSU though I'm betting)
NZXT Source 210 (Newegg's sold out on the decent priced blacks, you can get a while or get a NZXT Gamma for less)
8 GB G.Skill Sniper 1600Mhz (It's only ~$43)

That's pretty much what I built my mom, Has upgradeability, solid, fast.

Ivy's going to have alot of different chip's out fitting everyones need. Perhaps he can ride that current system out longer I don't see why not.

Are you thinking about a quad-core though? Will it help is video work? I'm not too sure about what he does.
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What about the Foxconn Rattler out at the moment? That board looks decent for the price. Anyone know anything about it? 1155 socket. o.o
     
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15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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256GB SanDisk M.2 SSD 1TB HGST 7.2k HDD Custom Cooling by Dell Solutions Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
15.6" 1920x1080 IPS Screen Dell 130w PSU Logitech G602 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac 'Ripper' Mouse Pad 
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Intel Core i7-2760QM Toshiba Qosmio X775 Nvidia 1.5GB GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333 
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120GB Samsung 830 SSD + 1TB HGST 7200RPM HDD CD/DVD-RW Stock Windows 10 Home 64-Bit 
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