I think you are thinking that like desktops you can replace it with what you want.
Sorry but laptops are custom things. You'll use another nv59 motherboard. Laptops have never used the BTX form factor.
Hi, My gateway nv59's motherboard recently got damaged by a friend who was trying to fix the power jack, yet failed.
I would like now to use it as an opportunity to upgrade my laptop to have a pci-e slot and thus, minor gaming abilities, yet keep all the hardware i already have.
I need a BTX form factor motherboard, with a pci-e 16x slot and can handle an i5 430m processor (so has a PGA 998 or BGA 1288 socket)
I don't necessarily need a specific motherboard answer (though that would be amazing). Any help on where to find such motherboard would be extremely helpful, as i have exhausted all my usual options.
My specs are as follows:
15.6 inch lcd,
i5 430m processor
320gb 5400rpm HDD
4gb ddr3 RAM 1066mhz
SATA blu-ray DVD-RW optical drive