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Motherboard failure?

Hey, I am currently running:
i5 2500k
mobo: Z68A-gd55
GPU: gtx 1060(brand new)
psu: corsair tx 650
RAM: 2 brand new ripjaws 16 gb gddr3
ssd: kingston 250gb with windows 10
hdd: 1 TB seagate

Anyways, so I woke up this morning to super loud fan whining and no display, so I thought oh damn there goes my new GPU. I tried moving my dvi cord to my motherboard to run off that... didnt work. So I tried moving the hdmi I have on my second display to the on board, it worked but it was very messed up with all sorts of display issues, anyways then I just fully removed my gpu and it seemed to clear up those issues but I can still only use the hdmi port on the motherboard the dvi does not work and it still is having some weird issues. Right now It is clear but the top portion of my screen is cut off.
I just need opinion before I drop $600+ on a new decent mobo + cpu.

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Will need testing.

The cutoff display to me means check the CPU as well. You'll need spares or a shop with spares to determine if CPU or motherboard. The problem here is the min shop fee of 150 bucks. That could be more expensive than a new motherboard and CPU.

Why 600? https://www.reddit.com/r/PCMasterRace/wiki/builds has CPU and board combos at under 200.

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Prices differ

I'd have to check on some of the new ryzen stuff but I dont think my H100I fits those sockets, so new cooler, I would love to get one. Also Canada, especially where im from is a bit more costly.

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That still leaves us with the issue of how to test.

When you have a suspicion it's CPU or motherboard the ugly truth is you need a good working pair to swap in the CPU for a test then the good CPU to the other motherboard to see where the issue is. It's so costly that shops with spares have it all over home users.

This is why folk usually just replace the pair.

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