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Recomend me a Mother Board

by Shqip_ / November 27, 2009 9:28 AM PST

Hey all,

I got a Dell Precision Desktop from a friend of mine. The only problem is that it has a bad motherboard. Buying a new motherboard from dell is $600+ and I am pretty sure there are better ones out there for at least half.

Excuse me for being an idiot but this is what I know:

Uses a 2.93ghz Intel Xeon CPU

Uses 6 Memory Sticks at 2gb each (2rx8 pc3 it says on the stick)

Uses an NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 Video Card

My power supply is 500watt, and it has a 24pin Connector. It also has another 8pin connector which I have no Idea on what purpose it serves.

I looked on newegg but I have no idea on what the technical requirements are for my items. Any Sugguestions, or at least any idea on what I should be looking for? (socket type, memory type, video connector type?)

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by Phil411 / December 1, 2009 3:58 PM PST

You maybe out of luck finding a non Dell motherboard. The board provided from dell is designed for that specific computer, meaning its layout, and the positioning of the I/O ports are a custom design

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(NT) Duplicate Thread to one in 'Dell'
by VAPCMD / December 2, 2009 9:36 AM PST
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