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Need help with finding a new motherboard

By Brad Rose
Jul 7, 2013
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  1. Brad Rose

    Brad Rose TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I dont know a lot about the insides of the computer, just the basics, I bought myself a gtx 660 graphics card and installed it in my very old gaming computer and it takes a while to start up (for example I need to prime it like a lawn mower before it will load up on my monitor) at first I thought it wasnt getting enough power so I bought a decent power supply, but that didnt fix it, so on a different post someone mentioned I may need a higher end motherboard.

    anyways after all that being said I would like to buy a new motherboard but dont care much for upgrading my processor as of yet but I dont know what motherboards both my graphics card and processor will work in.

    I have:
    geforce gtx 660 superclocked which I believe is this one > http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130826

    and all I know about my processor is it is a intel i3-550 which I believe is this one > http://ark.intel.com/products/48505

    the motherboard I have now is this one > http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128457

    and as you can say even that is discontinued haha, so with all this information I would greatly appreciate if someone could find me a motherboard compatible, preferably from newegg.ca or any other known computer sites within canada

    my personal budget for a motherboard is between $70-180

  2. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Addict Posts: 296   +73

    What kind of computer case do you have? You have a MicroATX motherboard currently, but can your case handle a larger motherboard?
    The Intel i3-550 is a LGA1156 socket, so that will make finding a motherboard a little harder.
  3. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 857   +205

    So, your computer takes a while to start up? As in, there is a delay from when you press the power button to when it actually turns on? Or, do you mean it takes awhile to boot into the OS? I only ask because, while your CPU/MOBO aren't the best. But, the new GPU should work perfectly fine with that board. It certainly shouldn't impact how long it takes for your computer to turn on.

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