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Upgrade from EVGA X58 to another EVGA or something else?

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I'm having OS issues and have tested my system with both Windows tools and some Ubuntu tools and they both report that I have a failing HDD...my MAIN OS HDD. So I'm freaking out a bit.

If I'm going to do a fresh install of my OS, et all, I'm going to move to SSD, because I'd like to only have to do this once. So if I'm going to SSD, then I can't use my current mobo, an 132-BL-E758-TR X58 by EVGA as it only has SATA 2 and no USB 3.0.

So I'm trying to move into another mobo for my fresh install. The 132-GT-E768-TR seems to be essentially the mobo I have but with 2xSATA 3 ports and 2xUSB 3.0 ports for $134 at the moment. Seems like I can get rid of my old mobo for about $120, so that's a good option.

My main concern is whether it has 2 x 16 speed on SLI. I know some of these boards say 2 x 16 speed and then what they actually do is declock that second gfx card to 8x speed when you go into SLI.

My 3 big concerns that I'm wanting to improve upon from the mobo I've got is USB 3.0, the SATA 3 ports (at least 2 so I can run the OS in RAID 0) and then true 16x on both gfx card slots in SLI.

Appreciate the suggestions!
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i7 920 4Ghz EVGA X58 FTW3 XFX HD-5850 1GB 12GB G.Skill Sniper 1600 
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Crucial M4 Corsair H100 Windows 7 Dual Asus 1080p 
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Corsair 850TX Corsair 650D Razer Naga SWTOR Edition 
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