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Need a replacement for my dying MSI Mobo

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April 9, 2012 11:22:06 PM

Current Specs:
Mobo: MSI 880gm e43
CPU: Phenom II X4 @3.4ghz
RAM: GSkill Ripjaw 2 x 4GB
GPU: GTX560Ti
PSU: Ultra 750w

Okay, so I don't want to bore you guys with the details, but I am almost positive I have physically damaged the PCI E slot, and I need a new mobo.

here's what I have
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Apparently this mobo has been discontinued, because I am basically unable to find another one on any reputable websites. I am looking for the closest thing to this MSI 880 GM e43 as possible, so I don't have any kind of complications with other parts.

here's what I was looking at
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Is this a feasible replacement? Should I try and stick with MSI or does it even really matter at all?
I appreciate any feedback you guys can give me.
thanks
a c 435 V Motherboard
April 9, 2012 11:25:08 PM

Why don't you send it in for warranty. Request an rma if your board has no physical damage, such as burn marks. I've used msi's rma service several times. It takes 2-3 weeks to get a replacement board.
April 9, 2012 11:32:40 PM

Well, I'm pretty sure I have caused physical damage to the PCI E slot, which I dont think is covered under their warranty :S

I mean it doesn't look physically damaged but I'm pretty sure it is
a c 435 V Motherboard
April 10, 2012 6:53:05 AM

You can send it in by parcel post for around $11 if you want to try it. Give them 24 hours to issue the rma number. Just send in the board, not the accessories. If the pci-e slot has no burn marks or bent pins inside the slot, it may go.
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