Seeking replacement 780i motherboard ... or am I? [UPDATE]
Needs to be replaced:
MB: EVGA 780i (EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775)
Components still good, but dated:
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
RAM: 8 GB Patriot DDR2-800 (4-4-4-12-23)
VID: EVGA 260 GTX
PWR: Thermaltake Toughpower 850W
QUESTION: Is there an equivalent board in the ~$50 range that I can plug in and use the video card, RAM & CPU?
UPDATE: Even though the motherboard is 7 years old, and I didn't register it within the 30 day purchase window (I did ~6 months later) EVGA is letting me RMA it! Holy crap is that awesome customer service or what? I contacted them asking to purchase a refurbished or equivalent board, their rep offered a one-time exception. THANK YOU EVGA!