Replacement for Arock Z68 3 pro

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Pausop, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Pausop

    Pausop New Member

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    Hi.
    My above mentioned motherboard is not working anymore. The only identical one I can find costs 130€ and is second hand.
    I am not willing to pay that for a second hand old motherboard.
    Which motherboard could I get which would have the same functions, ports etc. And would work with all my other components.
    I am not really willing to pay more than 50€ as I will probably get a new system in the next year. I just need to urgently access my computer.
    Any recommendations?
    Thsnk you.
    Paula
     
  2. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Just need to match Chipset, usually features are pretty standardized across chipsets. So anything that's a Z68 should do the trick, just make sure it has the correct number of ports and the like for your needs.
     
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  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    You could also expand your search to z77 boards which supported the same cpu families.
     
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  4. Pausop

    Pausop New Member

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    So I m not having much luck with finding anything under 120€.
    Any tips?
     
  5. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Can you give us some ideas on where you can get it from? With you being in a different country its hard.
     
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  6. Pausop

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    We have online shops. Of course amazon.de. my socket also needs to be 1155 doesn't it? Or could I use a different socket.
    I'm in Austria by the way.
    Paula
     
  7. Pausop

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    Cyberport.at
    Ditech
    Conrad.at

    They are called Mainboards over here.
     
  8. johnb35

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  9. Pausop

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    Yeah. I've never used eBay before. Not sure I really trust it.
    That particular one is second hand and costs 5€ to send which makes it almost 100€ for a second hand motherboard. Not really digging that.
    Do I have to have z68 and socket 1155 both?
    Thanks for the effort.
    Paula
     
  10. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    z68 is the chipset of your current motherboard. 1155 is the socket name that it has. Some Z77 chipset boards will support your cpu. Any place other then ebay is gonna be charging an arm and a leg with it being so old I think.
     
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  11. Pausop

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    And my other components won't work with anything else?
    It's probably cheaper to build a new one.
    Paula
     
  12. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Other chipsets like Z87 support different CPUs. You can fit 1155 CPUs in 6 and 7 series boards (P67, Z77 etc) but otherwise yes it would require another CPU. If you roll with new 1151 platforms also you would have to buy DDR4, which is still really inflated in price.
     
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  13. Pausop

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    Ok
    OK. Thanks. I'll have to think about what I want to do. Would a bundle be anything?
    Paula
     
  14. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Motherboard, cpu, ram bundles usually save you up to 50 bucks or so compared to buying them separately. Just all depends.
     
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  15. Pausop

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  16. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    You'll be going from a quad core to a dual core but if it does for what you'll be using it for then why not?
     
  17. Pausop

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    Actually that is the problem. I don't find a motherboard with the same amounts of connectors in any of the areas which doesn't work for me as mine are mostly in use.
    Stuck in a bit of a whole here.
     

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