Here is the deal. I bought this rampage III with and first gen i7 used from a friend.
it worked great for about 8 months then it just died.
everyone i talked to told me it looks like the mobo was busted. none of the error lights would come on to tell me what component was bad i used all of the components except for the cpu on my current rig i was desperate at the time i had to buy new mobo and cpu i had no backup pc at all it sucked hard lol.
now i have the i7 still with the mobo in the closet and i would like to use that cpu i hate to see it go to waste. i was wondering what you guy recommended me as far as a mobo that can use that cpu but not expensive . is gonna be for my brother in law. even if i have to buy used it ok.
here is the mobo and cpu im talking about.
Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601960 - Newegg.com
ASUS Rampage III Formula Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
thanks in advance