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Given that my CPU, MB, and RAM are 8 yo, once I thought it through, repair was nothing within my personal risk tolerance. While a MB failure would cost me no data, the desktop would be down until I got a replacement in, which could take weeks. Since I know I have a HW failure, it makes the most sense to replace it.

I considered an M2 drive, but the prices are high enough at this point that I went with a standard SSD. I replace the HD every 2 years or so -- we'll see what the market looks like in 2 years.

Current cost was reduced by keeping the case and the GPU. It's most likely I'll replace the case first, as it's the cheapest component. The new MB I ordered supports USB 3.2, so I'll need a case with a connector on the front.

Which reminds me -- I need to check which fan sizes my current case needs. Despite periodic cleaning, the case fans are looking rough and have gotten louder. If I'm tearing everything apart, it makes sense to replace the fans.
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