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If you don't have one already, I highly reccomend the Weller line. They have a very fine needle point for electrical soldering that's very good to do for extraordinarily detailed stuff, i.e. motherboard work. The 40W flavor should do you well.
40 watts is too strong for motherboard vmod work, IMO. Since the solder points are so tiny, you end up heating up the surrounding area too much. If not careful, you can damage something very easily. I use a 20 watt iron, and even then you can only hold the tip to the soldering point for a second or two, so you must be quick and precise.

And always, always use ROSIN core solder on electronics.
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Rosin core is a must- I picked a roll up when I bought my iron. I'm guessing Lando's right, as it does get very hot when in use; I would try to get one with an adjustable rating, that way you can use it for a variety of purposes.
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