Upgrading motherbord 95 pound budget

Hello,
i want to upgrade motherboard not to shure what i should go for. at the moment im still running with my stock HP motherboard iv pretty much upgraded everything other than my hp case motherboard and
my I core 3

i currently have

GPU Asus HD 7850 2gb

PSU OCZ ZS 750W

8GB RAM DDR3

i will be getting a new case when i order my motherboard

the stock PC is a https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02002649&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/c02002649/loc:4&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=4123138

with the added things i mentioned earlyer i just want some suggestions for a better motherboard and maybe a case to :P thanks.
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  1. Hi. It isn't easy to find a Socket 1156 motherboard these days. I only found one for about £83 which isn't very cheap. The alternatives are to keep using the HP motherboard if possible or upgrade the processor. Just to give you an idea an Ivy Bridge i3 and a B75 (or H77) motherboard combo can be had for £125. Case is a matter of personal taste so I suggest you look around for one you'd like.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£83.98 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£41.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £125.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-25 01:53 GMT+0000)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/parts/case/#sort=a6

    Edit: Forgot to include the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asrock-H55M-LE-1156-Micro-ATX-Motherboard/dp/B003BTV920/
    Also found another one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Peter-Cove-LGA1156-Motherboard/dp/B003K1OVQ0/
  2. Hey tomlongman9.

    I don't know why you want to upgrade your motherboard if you are not looking at a cpu upgrade.

    Consider waiting until mid-year when the new Haswell processors come out.
    Then you can buy a faster processor and the new chipset motherboard that it must have.

    Newf.

    .
  3. Newf has a good point. If you can use the current motherboard, then there's no reason not to. When a Socket 1155 motherboard with USB 3.0 costs only £40, it makes no sense to pay (more) for an old Socket 1156 motherboard. You're better off upgrading both the CPU and motherboard since there's no real benefit to upgrading the i3-530 to the i5-560. Basically keep the current CPU and motherboard or upgrade (to Haswell if you can wait).
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