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 Post subject: Dell xps 630i motherboard failure, what to do next.
 Post Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Hi,
I have a 630i and the motherboard is faulty. Everything is stock. Please would you be able to tell me what my best options would be for either a replacement motherboard to go in the stock case or how I can best use all the parts out of this PCM and utilise them in a new set up (with a list of what to get)
I'm trying to get it working and not spend a massive amount on it.
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James


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 Post subject: Re: Dell xps 630i motherboard failure, what to do next.
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:31 am 
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What is your budget? <$200 gets you a MB a processor and some RAM . Your PSU is likely good for 1-2 years. You can rebuild for more or you can try to find a compatible MB on e bay. Any ATX board should fit in the case.

So, give us a budget and people will respond with suggestions.


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 Post subject: Re: Dell xps 630i motherboard failure, what to do next.
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:54 pm 
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I would prefer to spend as little as possible on it without compromising too much on quality. I was thinking somewhere in the region of £100-150


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 Post subject: Re: Dell xps 630i motherboard failure, what to do next.
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:13 am 
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Holden19 wrote:
I would prefer to spend as little as possible on it without compromising too much on quality. I was thinking somewhere in the region of £100-150


I am from the US so I usually quote dollars not pounds.

These guys quote also in pounds http://pcpartpicker.com/

Play around there but you can get an i3 or an equivalent amd processor/mb and 4gb ramfor a bit more.
Look at the link below for CPU ideas
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gam ... ,3106.html
you may get more bang for your "pound" in AMD

just get an ATX sized Mb and RAM This should come in under 180 pounds
I will check back tomorrow


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 Post subject: Re: Dell xps 630i motherboard failure, what to do next.
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Hi Holden19, if you'r UK based you might want to take a look here: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/comp ... herboards/

Good site, quick delivery and no quibble about returns, used them for years myself.
Hope this helps a little.

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 Post subject: Re: Dell xps 630i motherboard failure, what to do next.
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Hi Holden19

I buy my bits from http://www.Aria.co.uk
They seem to be the cheapest and quick delivery.

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 Post subject: Re: Dell xps 630i motherboard failure, what to do next.
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:32 pm 
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I use Amazon.co.uk they are reasonably priced & have a "no quibble" returns policy. Alternatively, if you take a look on e-bay you may be able to find a "stock mobo" for your XPS 630i.

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