Sorry mate but I think that will not work. It will work for standard save game files but any protected game saves will be lost for good as they are tied into the existing HD and Motherboard.
Actually I'm thinking if you swap the HD after replacing the motherboard it will want to format that hd. You will have to use the backup image you made but again you will not get the protected game saves only the standard one's.
Last edited by Ancient_One; 18th April 2011 at 03:36 PM.