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[Build Help] Defective mobo, need a new one having trouble deciding

Hello,

Thx for reading / helping. I would just like to state that I am not a computer wizz and this was my first build i did.

Basically my old motherboard is defective now: Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Other parts are ok: CPU Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card Power Supply Antec 650W ATX12V Power Supply

I am looking for something similar as I found it to be quite good, but I would like to be capable of upgrades in the future. For example, if i decided to upgrade the processor at one point or another feature. What are the most important features when looking for a MOBO? That is one thing I am not sure of.

Any help / input would be appreciated.
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  1. For future cpu upgradability to something like a i5-3570K look at a Z77 based motherboard that allows overclocking.
    It also will have 2 6gb sata ports in case you want a ssd.
    Here is a chart of what different chipsets do:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155
    Past that, most any will do. No need for an expensive enthusiast motherboard.
  2. geofelt said:
    For future cpu upgradability to something like a i5-3570K look at a Z77 based motherboard that allows overclocking.
    It also will have 2 6gb sata ports in case you want a ssd.
    Here is a chart of what different chipsets do:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155
    Past that, most any will do. No need for an expensive enthusiast motherboard.

    Hi Geofelt,
    Thanks for your response and input. Would a board like the one you suggested allow for an upgrade to an I7 in the future? Also sorry but if you get a chance do you think you could show me a newegg link or something to a board you would recommend? If not, no worries.
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    Really, they are all good.
    I like Asrock, but given that yours failed, you might feel comfortable with a different brand.
    Here is a gigabyte board:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128543
    I happen to like smaller cases. M-ATX motherboards work well and are cheaper.
    here is an ASUS M-ATX board:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131832
  4. geofelt said:
    Really, they are all good.
    I like Asrock, but given that yours failed, you might feel comfortable with a different brand.
    Here is a gigabyte board:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128543
    I happen to like smaller cases. M-ATX motherboards work well and are cheaper.
    here is an ASUS M-ATX board:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131832


    Thanks a lot eh, I really appreciate your help / input.
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