Need help to upgrade my computer.

Hello everyone.

I have been having some computer issues and been told it is a motherboard issue, no longer being under warranty I will need to buy some parts for my current PC and pay someone to fit them.

Issues:

Computer monitor randomly switches off and displays 'No Signal Detected' even though the computer is running/loading etc.
Computer randomly just switches off (doesn't shut down). I press a key and it starts back up like it wasn't even on.

So I am looking to replace my motherboard along with my graphics card and also looking to get an SSD. My main problem is finding out what motherboard will fit in my case and what parts will be compatible with it, like my cooler fan, which screws down onto my current motherboard (I think?).

My current computer spec (Sorry for the caps):

Coolermaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Gaming Case
Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core (3.40GHz, 8MB Cache) + HD Graphics
ASUS® P8Z68-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX
8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7950 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
CORSAIR 1050W PRO SERIES™ HX1050-80 PLUS® SILVER MODULAR
TITAN FENRIR EVO EXTREME HEATPIPE CPU COOLER
Asus Xonar DG 5.1 SoundCard & Headphone AMP *Award Winner* £20
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

Any help would be fantastic. I have been looking myself at scan.co.uk, browsing the web and researching what components have what but I have no idea to be honest.

Graphics card wise I was looking at the MSI AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB GAMING X Graphics Card.

Thanks alot,
Lee.
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  1. Budget? Major usage? If gaming, what monitor do you have? AAA games?
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  2. Hello Vapour thanks for the reply,

    I don't have a particular budget in mind to be honest, the card I was looking at is £360 itself. I use my computer everyday so heavy usage. My monitor is a IIYAMA E2773HS-GB1 27" LED WIDESCREEN, 2 HDMI/DVI-D 1920x1080.

    Not really any AAA titles at the moment. Highest end title I have is Total War: Warhammer.

    Thanks,
    Lee.
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  3. If budget is not a problem, get coffee lake I7-8700K. For your monitor, go with either GTX 1060 6gb or 1070 :) Will last for quite a while.
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  4. Hello Vapour.

    Budget wise that is to expensive, I was counging on my graphics card being the most expensive thing. Am I able to keep my current CPU and plug into another motherboard or doesn't it work like that? It was just the motherboard and graphics card I was looking to replace, maybe add a SSD. I was thinking of switching to NVidia but have decided to stay with AMD.

    Thanks,
    Lee.
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  5. Yes you can. Are you going to overclock?
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  6. Hello Vapour.

    No I am not looking to overclock. Just looking to replace my motherboard, upgrade my graphics card (one I linked) and would like to put an SSD in. Everything is running on my normal 2TB HDD at the moment.

    Thanks again,
    Lee.
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  7. Cool, OCable MB is really expensive and very few. here you go (no 2600k in the list, use 2500k to check compatibility):

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard: Biostar - H61MHB Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.03 @ Amazon)
    Total: $67.03
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-05 20:04 EDT-0400
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  8. Hi Vapour,

    Thanks for the link. Looking at the motherboard my cooling fan wont fit, my cooling fan has four screws to attach where that has three. Not sure if three is standard now or what.

    Lee.
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  9. ALL three screws,,,
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  10. Seems I got that wrong lol. I thought it was four screw points I needed, goes three screws to attach the four screw plate.

    Thanks for the advice and input.

    I was looking at http://

    Looked up my case and it says it can hold ATX boards so I am assuming all ATX boards are the same, screw holes etc?

    Lee.
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  11. Yep, MB has only limited types :)
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