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Old 04-13-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. I have been thinking lately as to what motherboard I could put into my Acer Aspire RC500, http://apicdn.viglink.com/api/click?...s.org%2Fforums, The case form factor is an ATX, Is there any potential for an upgrade?
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I assume that as long as the mobs is the same form factor, then it should fit in. You'll probably have to swap CPUs though. Of course I'm not a hardware expert so I may be completely wrong...
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I am not looking to spend a huge amount, Probably $200-$300 max, With maybe a new CPU and probably need a new PSU..
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I was thinking of a board that could take core 2 duo/quad core like this one Amazon.com: Intel D975XBX2KR Intel Core 2 Duo Ready Socket 775 ATX Motherboard: Electronics.
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The case is so narrow that one review said it only had room for half-height cards. I'd ante up 30 or 40 bucks for a mid-tower case. That way you can use standard sized cards in it.
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The case is so narrow that one review said it only had room for half-height cards. I'd ante up 30 or 40 bucks for a mid-tower case. That way you can use standard sized cards in it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:47 AM   #7
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The case is so narrow that one review said it only had room for half-height cards. I'd ante up 30 or 40 bucks for a mid-tower case. That way you can use standard sized cards in it.
Just a few other questions:

1. Is it worth just making this a build instead of upgrading my current desktop?

2. Is there many newer mobo's that will take core 2 duo/quad core?
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if you already have a mobo that supports the Core2 family, why change the motherboard?
you won't really gain much benefits from changing the motherboard only.
if you want a new motherboard you should go with a newer up to date one and get a core i3 or something.

if it supports ATX mobo's it should fit most of them.
just note that there are some ATX mobo's that is a little wider then native ATX and is still called ATX. (i am not talking about ATX-E)
a good example on one of those is the Rampage 2 Extreme and Rampage 3 extreme. (properly also the R4E)
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if you already have a mobo that supports the Core2 family, why change the motherboard?
you won't really gain much benefits from changing the motherboard only.
if you want a new motherboard you should go with a newer up to date one and get a core i3 or something.

if it supports ATX mobo's it should fit most of them.
just note that there are some ATX mobo's that is a little wider then native ATX and is still called ATX. (i am not talking about ATX-E)
a good example on one of those is the Rampage 2 Extreme and Rampage 3 extreme. (properly also the R4E)
But should I build instead of upgrading?
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I was thinking of a board that could take core 2 duo/quad core like this one Amazon.com: Intel D975XBX2KR Intel Core 2 Duo Ready Socket 775 ATX Motherboard: Electronics.
I have a 775 ready socket mobo. it's got two ddr2 slots. fairly decent mobo. I just recently upgraded my motherboard. So i have no use for this one. It also has a pretty good core 2 duo on it. dual core 2.0 ghz. and has a nice cooling fan on it as well. if u want, i'll sell it real heap to you. let me know.
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