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Buying a new LGA 1156 Mobo

Does anyone know where I can get a fairly cheap (<$120) LGA 1156 Motherboard? My current one has a short (I think - I don't know how to test for it without a different motherboard to put everything in, but I've checked the graphics card, RAM, and replaced the PSU) I have an i5-750 CPU and can't seem to find a mobo anywhere. I definitely can't afford to replace both.
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  1. jordanv99 said:
    Does anyone know where I can get a fairly cheap (<$120) LGA 1156 Motherboard? My current one has a short (I think - I don't know how to test for it without a different motherboard to put everything in, but I've checked the graphics card, RAM, and replaced the PSU) I have an i5-750 CPU and can't seem to find a mobo anywhere. I definitely can't afford to replace both.



    I'm going to assume you want a ATX motherboard
  2. That would be a fair and correct assumption, yes.

    In case it matters, the issue I am having is that my computer completely shuts off at random times, as if the power plug had been pulled. My current computer stats are:
    MOBO: GA-P55-UD3R LGA 1156 (need to replace, I think)
    CPU: i5-750
    GPU: Radeon 5770
    RAM: 4 GB crucial DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
    PSU: OCZ 700MSXP
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    jordanv99 said:
    That would be a fair and correct assumption, yes.

    In case it matters, the issue I am having is that my computer completely shuts off at random times, as if the power plug had been pulled. My current computer stats are:
    MOBO: GA-P55-UD3R LGA 1156 (need to replace, I think)
    CPU: i5-750
    GPU: Radeon 5770
    RAM: 4 GB crucial DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
    PSU: OCZ 700MSXP



    Try running memtest. It might be your ram. That or your overheating.
  4. Thanks. I'll try running memtest. I have swapped out the RAM and still had the problem so I don't think that's it. I am getting some new thermal compound to apply to the CPU heatsink to see if that works before getting a new Mobo. It should be showing up in the mail on Tuesday I think.

    Thanks for the tips! :) And thanks for the link Calvin, any idea on the reliability of that? I haven't bought anything from eBay before so I'm a little wary I guess.
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