Need Help Choosing a Motherboard and Power supply.

I assembled my computer in 09 and through the years upgraded some parts as needed such as video card/cpu cooler. Couple months ago my graphic card died on me. Luckily the warranty on it still worked and I called EVGA and got a replacement card. The replacement card died a month later with same issue, so I got another replacement card from EVGA. This one lasted a little over a month...about 40 days and died again with same issue. So this was the 3rd of the same card that died on me. I called EVGA and now they are sending me a different model. So all this stuff got me thinking. Although it is not clear to me what the problem is, im taking a guess into assuming that it is either my motherboard or power supply. I don’t want to have to keep sending cards back, so im planning on upgrading my motherboard and powersupply to secure myself from any further problems. I also have a SSD Drive which is not at its full potential speed due to having a outdated motherboard. I will need a mobo to support sata 6.0GB Speeds. Even though I had this Rampage II motherboard I had done no overclocking since I don’t know how. All I need now is a motherboard that will support my SSD drive to its full potential and a power supply that will be able to power everything connected without problems. I want to be able to play latest games at 1080p with close to 60 fps. Please help me find a good motherboard and again I don’t know how to overclock, therefore I will not be overclocking it.

ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor(BX80601920)
GeForce GTX 470(012-P3-1472-AR)
Samsung SSD 830 Series(MZ-7PC256D/AM)
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  1. You won't. S1366 came out prior to SATA 6.0 and doesn't have native support. At best you can get a board with a 3rd party controller that supports it, but due to how it hooks up you won't get 500MB+ read/write speeds.

    You might want to talk to Corsair. The TX750 is a good PSU and shouldn't be causing any problems. But they can walk you through it.
  2. Yeah I tried using this "HighPoint Rocket 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card" and i was getting better speeds using onboard vs this card so i ended up not using it =/
  3. Also, is there a performance increase for having a motherboard with PCI 3.0 since i have a pci 3.0 video card, and my current board only supports PCI 2.0. So will upgrading my board for PCI 3.0 increase my Video Card performance?
  4. Best answer
    No. Nearly no difference.
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