So my PC suddenly died -- the motherboard shorted and after troubleshooting every component, it seems that nothing can be done other than replacing the motherboard. Unfortunately, its an LGA 1155 and that socket is all but obsolete and the ram is all 240 pin. Replacing just the board seems pretty difficult without buying something old and used and finding a board that will actually let me use all my components has proven just about impossible. The few I've found are $200-300 because of the second-hand market for obsolete replacement parts.
So I decided that the only thing that really makes sense is to upgrade. Anyone been keeping up with the newest stuff? I'm looking at a i7-7700k or i5-7600 and maybe an Z270 board, but I haven't looked at that stuff in a while. Anyone done any recent upgrades that could help me see what's good on the landscape?