Time for a new motherboard?

Hey guys,
I've been thinking about getting a new motherboard. I've had my computer for about 5 years now, and lately when I've been trying to play games I've been getting blue screens, or the computer will randomly restart. This has happened when playing XCOM 2 and Overwatch so I'm pretty sure it's not an issue with just one game. It's been happening with increasing frequency over the past week where it will now happen every single time I try to play a game.

Did a driver test to see what was up and apparently it's an issue with the Marvell 91xx SATA controller. Tried reinstalling the driver, reinstalling windows, checked to make sure everything was plugged in, scanned the SSD and HDD for issues, checked for driver and firmware updates, no dice.

The computer went through a storm about a year ago that blew out the ethernet port, so I've been using a USB adapter for the past year, but it keeps randomly disconnecting when under heavy stress (using teamspeak and opening spotify at the same time for example) or about every 30 min otherwise. It's annoying but not enough to warrant getting a new motherboard. However, with this storage issue, I'm starting to think dropping down $100 to get a replacement isn't such a bad idea. Anything else you guys would suggest before I do so? Appreciate all advice.

Parts:
AMD FX8350 CPU
Gigabyte GA 990FXA UD3
2 SSDs both 120GB (1 for OS, other is misc storage)
1 HDD
GeForce GTX 770
Corsair 750W 80+ PSU
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  1. Not worth the money, dead technology.

    Option 1: keep CPU
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($116.69 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-970A-DS3P FX (rev. 2.1) ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $191.68
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-03 21:39 EDT-0400

    Option 2: Rebuild, much better functionality

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($195.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($90.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $357.86
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-03 21:40 EDT-0400
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  2. Check the reviews on motherboards (on Newegg?) before you buy. Doesn't seem like the Ryzen MB's are up to speed yet. I'm waiting for something other than ver. 1.0.
    Reply to Kerry Lourash
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