Hi, I have an Aurora R4 Born date 9/21/2009 i7 email@example.comGhz, Socket 1366 LGA. Code name: Broomfield. The motherboard M/N 0H869M, Chipset is X58, Southbridge: # 82801JR (ICH10R). By doing some research I found out that my motherboard only has PCI-E 2.0 x 16 @ x 16 1.1. My graphics card is a Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 and has the PCI-E 3.0 gen 3. I also found out the only way to upgrade to a 3.0 is to change out the motherboard :(. I read that when you upgrade make sure that the upgrade will work with Alienware Command Center and related options. If possible I would like to keep everything else and transfer it to the new board. Does anyone have any suggestions on a Motherboard that would work for me. Or just live with it the way it is. I have changed graphics cards, power supplies, memory but I have never changed out a motherboard I am a NOOB at this. thanks in advance for anyone's help. :) Oh and one more thing if I can change the motherboard will I have to reformat the hard drive and reinstall everything?