Question replacement mobo

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Team Tom!

Its been a hot minute since I have graced the digital play ground of the sage wizards of tom's for advice but my champion has failed me. A few days ago, my computer just shut randomly while I was playing Dota (not a massively taxing game). After I tried rebooting it a few times, I had noticed that it would only stay on for about 1-3 minutes before it would shut itself down (no beeps). I initially thought it was a PSU issues, but I plug another one in and still had the same results. So I now think its the mobo that is going out of me. With that I was hoping I could ask as to what would be a good recommendation for a replacement mobo.

Specs:
CPU and Cooler:
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (Turbo) LGA 1155 Desktop Processor - Newegg.com
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W BX80637I53570K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
Noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm SSO CPU Cooler

RAM:
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB - Newegg.com

MOBO:
GA-Z170X-UD3
Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel Z170 ATX DDR4 Motherboards
Amazon.com: Gigabyte Intel Z77 Dual Thunderbolt ATX Motherboard (GA-Z77X-UP4-TH): Computers & Accessories

CASE:
Fractal Design Define R4 Cases, Black Pearl (FD-CA-DEF-R4-BL)
Amazon.com: Fractal Design Define R4 Cases, Black Pearl (FD-CA-DEF-R4-BL): Computers & Accessories

PSU:
Rosewill Computer Modular Power Supply, Modular 80 Plus Gold 750W PSU for PC/Desktop/Gaming Computer, Silent 135mm Fan, ATX12V/EPS12V, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Capstone 750
Amazon.com: Rosewill Computer Modular Power Supply, Modular 80 Plus Gold 750W PSU for PC/Desktop/Gaming Computer, Silent 135mm Fan, ATX12V/EPS12V, SLI & Crossfire Ready - Capstone 750: Computers & Accessories

Primary HD:
WD Blue 250GB Everyday PC Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 16MB Cache (WD2500AAKX) (Old Model)
Amazon.com: WD Blue 250GB Everyday PC Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 16MB Cache (WD2500AAKX) (Old Model): Computers & Accessories

GFX Card:
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD Graphics Cards (older one died on me)
Amazon.com: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD Graphics Cards: Computers & Accessories

After 8 long years of gaming, I could think of nothing better to memorialize it by allowing it be reborn again from the Ashes! I plan on building a brand new computer in about a year after I transfer to another job, so this is just to hold me over and maybe hand off to my family afterwards. As always, thanks in advance.


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I went with Amazon.com: Desktop Computer M-ATX Motherboard, DDR3 LGA1155 CPU for Intel B75 Mainboard, RTL8111H Gigabit Network Card, M.2 NVME+NGFF Dual-Mode, SATA3.0/USB3.0/6-Channel Audio Chip: Computers & Accessories
My rig is back up and running!

I know I just got it back up and running but I was thinking maybe, I should upgrade my CPU/heatsink. It seems that I may have a bit of a bottle neck between the I5-3750K and the GTX 1080. Any recommendations?
I7 3770k is the highest you can go.
The best gpu for that cpu is gtx 1070ti,which when overclocked,can reach the performance of a 1080,so yeah it would be a great pair.And dont worry about bottlenecking,its not that big of a deal.
 

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