Choosing Replacement Motherboard

For the past several months I've been getting BSODs and after a lot of testing and talking to NVIDIA, it was determined that my video card slots are burnt-out. I'm not sure how both of them burnt-out, since I never used the second one, but apparently they are. So, I need a new motherboard. I'm not savvy when it comes to hardware, so I need some help making sure I pick a motherboard that is compatible with the other parts. I don't need anything fancy, just something with at least 4 USB ports and won't cause any compatibility issues with the parts I already have. Here's what I have:

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Former Motherboard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

Thanks in advance for your input!
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  1. I would just look for a low end am3+ board; if you need usb and sata 3.0, you'll pay more. Here's one:
  2. just do advanced rma through asus they will charge your 1 dollar for insurance purposes and send you the same mobo or something compared to it with in 3 days free shipping as well. Once you recieve the board just send your broken one in. Try this before you waste your money on a new board.
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