Anyway, I need help finding a replacement, but there's a couple of things that concern me. One specifically, is how will my Hard Drive be affected. I unfortunately haven't backed up my drive lately, and I'm afraid I'm gonna lose a lot of stuff. I keep hearing mixed things such as it won't, but it's recommended, and other things as well. At least from what I gathered, things should go better if you buy the same model, but the one I'm currently using isn't being sold new. If I get the same Motherboard, it's gonna be used.
I think it helps if you find one with very similar specs including the same chipset. Also, Windows 7 is retail, so I shouldn't have too much trouble reinstalling it.
So, can you help me out? I wanna try to order the new (or used, if I don't have a choice) Motherboard by Monday, if possible, especially since I have classes online and all. Here's what I got in terms of current parts.
PSU: CORSAIR GS series GS600 600W
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2P AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 7025/nForce 630a chipset Micro ATX AMD
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Video Card: ASUS 2GB GDDR5 Memory Graphics Card GTX650TIB-DC2OC-2GD5
Hard Drive: WD Blue 1TB Desktop 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.