Need to replace MOBO, help please!!!

Jul 2, 2010
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Here is my current configuration

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU
E6550 @ 2.33GHz
2.33GHz, 2.75GB of RAM

Nvidia 650i Ultra

Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT

all thrown into a silver Apevia ATX case with a 320GB HDD, 600w PS, wireless card, and an audio card.

I NEED to replace the Motherboard since none of the USB ports work on it, the bus was shorted i'm guessing, luckily the board still works ok.

Also, I NEED to upgrade the graphics card.

I'm considering replacing the case, since the short came about as a result of the front ports of the case being broken. For now though lets try and keep this under $300 and just replace the mobo/gpu.

I'm looking at a refurbished nvidia 790i Ultra mobo
and then whatever GPU's are maxed out in it, just one or two cards i'm thinking.

will this work? Is there a better/cheaper alternative to repairing/upgrading my system?? Please help me out, I know what I'm doing for the most part I just dont have all the bases covered and dont want to screw myself.

Thanks for any help!!
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May 11, 2007
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Need to replace MOBO, help please!!: Reply to Thread

I have an old P3 that has broken USB ports so I installed a
PCI USB card. IT WORKS. At about $6.95 Canadian.

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