Motherboard has blown up - Can you help me find a cheap replacement that's compatible?

Hi

So my motherboard died a few days ago and I need a CHEAP replacement. As this is for my old computer, I don't want anything fancy ideally I would like to spend a maximum of around £70. I just want to get the computer up and running again.

If you have any suggestions please let me know?

Many thanks :-)



CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor -
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory -
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card -
Case Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
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  1. Your best bet is Ebay or another site selling used motherboards. Those boards are very rare now and extremely expensive if new or nearly new.
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  2. Try eBay for Socket LGA 1155 motherboards.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/272180196030?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true

    Intel H61 Chipset models would be cheapest. Z77 would be high performance. You can use Micro-ATX or ATX form factor.

    Considerations such as purchasing new Windows license might make it worthwhile to buy a current model Intel retail motherboard rather than the discontinued LGA 1155 models.
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  3. Calvin7 said:
    Try eBay for Socket LGA 1155 motherboards.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/272180196030?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true

    Intel H61 Chipset models would be cheapest. Z77 would be high performance. You can use Micro-ATX or ATX form factor.

    Considerations such as purchasing new Windows license might make it worthwhile to buy a current model Intel retail motherboard rather than the discontinued LGA 1155 models.



    Hi

    Ive had a look on Ebay, can you conform if this motherboard is compatible? Will it fit into my case and fit my components? I don't know if what I am possibly buying will actually work with my components.

    Thanks!

    This is the motherboard
    Reply to Rhys_C
  4. It's Micro ATX and will be compatible. Your cpu is the k version which allows for overclocking while this particular MB does not. If overclocking is important, look to a Z77 chipset.
    Reply to drkatz42
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