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I Currently have a core i7 870 with a bad motherboard. I can't find a replacement motherboard anywhere since that socket is no

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February 12, 2014 12:09:00 PM

I have no quarrels with the processor, it's done great running whatever game and most all of my intense audio sessions. My question is, does anyone know where I could get a good replacement motherboard? Or, what would be a semi budget friendly comparable or better cpu and mobo replacement?
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February 12, 2014 12:22:34 PM


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February 20, 2014 6:42:18 PM

Instead of Amazon, I recommend eBay. I have gotten really good deals there including a socket 1155 (2nd/3rd gen i3/i5/i7 compatible motherboard) for $50. I did not find one quite as good a deal but I did find this one - New OEM HP Indio-UL8E Socket LGA1156 Intel i5/i7 Desktop Motherboard for only $65 and free shipping! If you liked the performance of the CPU you have, I would get a replacement motherboard like this one.

If you want to upgrade the CPU though, then you might look into a newer gen cpu. Between the motherboard and CPU it cost me about $240 for an i5-3470 and motherboard.
February 24, 2014 3:49:09 PM

I was just wondering if there had been a solution to this question. Did you solve the problem and get a new motherboard?