Laptop hardware component & upgrades forum: Help me find a laptop motherboard

by: angrydanmarin August 17, 2012 11:52 AM PDT

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Help me find a laptop motherboard

by angrydanmarin - 8/17/12 11:52 AM

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.
PLEASE HELP!

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

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