Did try recuva. It saw drive, but did no recovery.
Interesting thought on switching motherboard, i will have to look into that
If Recuva only saw the drive but no files, another motherboard will make no difference. I would try another file recovery program next: http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/
(free to try, gotta pay if it will recover stuff), and if that doesn't work you would need professional recovery in a clean room.