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    Swapping for a new motherboard office PC

    Hello,

    So my parents computers motherboard died. It started rebooting all of a sudden, did memtest86 and i got a shitload of errors:
    http://i.imgur.com/yfsHQWu.jpg
    Memory is bad, but swapping the memory for other DIMMS provided the same errors, so i'm pretty sure the motherboard is bad aswell.
    The system which i made for them:
    Core i3-2100
    MSI H61MA-E35
    Corsair XMS 8GB
    Crucial M4 64GB
    All other data is stored on my fileserver, and connected via gigabit LAN.

    TL: DR
    Want to swap to a new board, wanted to ask what's better to pick for an office PC. B75 or H67/H77.
    B75 has some cheap 50euro boards, that seem to be sufficient, but don't know if i'm skimping on anything important whilst doing so.

    Regards,

    Maj.

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    B75 boards are often recommended on these forums in combination with non-K CPU's. I'd say you're fine picking a decent B75 board. Not entirely sure if picking the cheapest option would be ideal, however.

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    Pick the cheapest, what you are missing out on B75 are raid support, SSD caching and some other non-vital functions.
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    This one is the cheapest.
    http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P8B75M_LX/
    Can't really go wrong with ASUS i guess.

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    That MSI H61 board isn't that old, and MSI usually has 3 year warranty. Can't you just RMA the board and get a working one for.. free?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    That MSI H61 board isn't that old, and MSI usually has 3 year warranty. Can't you just RMA the board and get a working one for.. free?
    I don't have a spare PC, so they're basicly without a PC for the time it takes for the RMA to finish. Which could be weeks.
    They need it on a daily basis. And the new board costed 53E. Warranty on the RAM expired.

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    That's fair. Then yeah, the B75 would be a good choice.
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