I am currently in the process of sending my damaged gtx 480 gpu & my x58a-ud3r (v2) to the Corsair damage claim department after there PSU killed most of my system. My main worry now is what I need to do if they give me cash to replace the parts. I have read online about CPU sockets and I'm kinda confused with it all. At the moment I'm using an Intel i7 950 3.06ghz (bloomfield) socket LGA 1366 CPU with a prolimatech megahalems rev b CPU cooler (socket 775/1156/1366) My main issue is what do I replace the motherboard with?
firstly its got to be compatible and secondly i'd like to upgrade it slightly if possible but without buying a new CPU. If someone could give me a bit of advice I would be greatly appreciative..