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Replacement for Asus Motherboard

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Processors' started by Racehunter, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Racehunter

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    Last year I built my first PC with fantastic advice from these forums, however over the last few months, it has been somewhat problematical. To cut a long story short, it turns out that the motherboard is faulty and luckily is covered by a 3 year warranty. However, I cannot afford to be without the PC while the board is returned on an RMA, so will need to buy a replacement, prior to sending the existing one back.

    My question is, should I use the opportunity to 'upgrade' the mobo, or stay with exactly the same? The system specs are:

    Asus M4A87TD/USB3 motherboard, AMD Phenom II X6 1055T CPU, Nvidia Geforce GTX460 GPU, 8GB Kingston Hyper X DDR3 1600MHz RAM, OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD and Antec TruePower New 750W PSU.

    I can still get the M4A board but what would the suggested options be?

    Thanks

    Steve
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    I don't think it gets a whole lot better than the board you have for socket AM3, it has USB3 what more is there really. I wouldprobably try to spend as little as possible like £35 -£40. Either that or sell the CPU and buy an i5 too
  3. Racehunter

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    Thanks for the reply. I wish I could find the M4A for such a low price. £70 seems about the lowest so far.

    I take it from you comments regarding an i5, that you prefer that route to the AMD one I have taken?

    Steve
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    I thought they were sending you another one free so forget what I said, I just meant get a cheap one until they send you a replacement.
    Anyway if you wanted to stick with AMD you could get one of the new AM3+ 990 (i think thats the chipset not sure) and then maybe get an FX processor down the line to make full use of it. They get a bad rep a bit but they do OK in a lot of things just not gaming
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    Thats exactly what I am expecting, a replacement board in a few weeks time. So you meant get a cheap board compatable with my processor in the meantime.

    I hadn't considered that, but a good idea, all the same.
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    I would not be buying the same board, either upgrade to a better board(then sell your rma board) or buy used from the forums

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