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I'm planning on upgrading my brother's computer and plan to do a little shuffling around. Right now I have an i5 in my PC, which also has a "asus p7p55d-e pro" mobo in it. I want to give my i5 to my brother, while also getting him a new mobo because the current one is too old to support it.

He has an entry-level Acer Aspire desktop, when I cranked open the hood it seemed like a mini-atx mobo to me, only having 4 expansion slots. Would getting him this one (Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard) fit the bill to support the i5? It has LGA 1155 socket type and supports the i3/i5/i7 cpus, I think it will.

Last question is will my current mobo (asus p7p55d-e pro - Newegg.ca - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard) function with the Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz? (Newegg.ca - Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600)
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Personally, I would go with a better quality Mobo (Asus or Gigabyte) for your Brother.
You will need a retail version of an OS when you change the Mobo in the Acer.
The Mobo you linked to will accept the i7-2600
 

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Glad to hear that. I still have my copy of W7 disc around, wasn't aware that I'd have to re-install the OS though...
I'm trying to keep costs down hence the Biostar, has decent reviews. Thanks for your help!
 
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