Replacement motherboard needed B75MA-E33

Manzicla152702d3

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PC failed to turn on recently. Through a process of elimination I think its the motherboard. No response at all, no power anywhere. Have replaced the PSU, tried all hardware etc. PC is 13 years old, had a few upgrades and has served me well. Just need to replace the motherboard.
Motherboard is B75MA-E33 which now seems unavailable. And am struggling to find a direct, or better equivalent - any suggestions or pointers as to a motherboard which would be an appropriate/improved swap out appreciated.
 

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if you plan to use all the same other components you would need another board of the same age and a Z77A-GD65 would be about the best if you can find a seller or a Z77A-GD45 maybe as they have been end of life a long time.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I think I may have to go more modern with the motherboard and change the CPU to allow me to do that. The PC fills our needs still which are mainly as a media server through plex, and a fair amount of the kids gaming on steam etc.
Will start including processor in my list of what to change and see how that pans out.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I think I may have to go more modern with the motherboard and change the CPU to allow me to do that. The PC fills our needs still which are mainly as a media server through plex, and a fair amount of the kids gaming on steam etc.
Will start including processor in my list of what to change and see how that pans out.
depends on your Budget to what you can get and what exactly you will be doing with it for what you need?

even if you got a intel 11 gen CPU of the same class as your current one it will be a massive performance increase as from that generation to this there has been at least a 70-80% increase in IPC (Instructions Per Clock) and also the clock speed itself has gone up too so would probably be at least 2x the speed of your old one not to mention the number of cores has gone up too.
 
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This is the current setup
Intel® Core™ i7-3770 Quad Core Processor (3.40GHz, 8MB Cache)
2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti - 1344 Cores,2 DVI,HDMI,DP
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCIe Sound Card
8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory (2x4GB)
120GB SSD - Solid State Drive
I have chucked in another SATA card for other drives as I have one for programs (SSD), one for games, one for media and a few back ups.

Personally, I find the naming conventions on processors a nightmare to follow but if a newer CPU would give me motherboard options where everything else fits in, that would work. The PC as it was, suited our needs which are not that much beyond average gaming (we have consoles that are used largely for that), and mainly media ripping (mkv, handbrake, plex etc), streaming etc. A faster CPU and more up to date motherboard would be great.
The 1155 socket on the current motherboard, I think, is the limiter, but wouldn't know what processor/motherboard combo would be a reasonable step forward from what I have, with as much of the rest fitting?
 

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If you want to use older RAM you have to forget about "new" generations, as they use DDR4, or go with weird, mostly Chinese combinations. The best out-of-the-box experience you will get is with i7-4XXX(for example i7-4770K) series or AMD FX, but AMD CPUs are probably slower than what you have. I would advise you to change GPU or invest in good PSU, but prices of these parts today are VERY hit or miss, majority being massively overpriced, so you might want to hold on with that.
 

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okay - so if I change the motherboard, get a new CPU and some DDR4, can I stick with my graphics card, sound card, case etc and have a largely new PC thats more upto date?
 

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have found a parts picker site and am considering AMD Ryzen 5 1600x 3.6Ghz 6 core processor, Cooler master hyper 212 RGB 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler, ASRock B450M pro4 micro ATX AM4 motherboard, Corsair vengeance LPX16gb (2 x 8gb) DDR4-3200 CLI16 memory?

Started with the CPU based on prices and reviews and went from there.

Any thoughts or suggestions welcome please
 

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thanks - have talked myself into more memory so now stands at AMD Ryzen 5 1600x 3.6Ghz 6 core processor, AM4 wraith cooler, ASRock B450M pro4 micro ATX AM4 motherboard, Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory?
 

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Should be good, if you want go ahead and look for Ryzen 5 1600 AF(!), should be cheaper and on par/sometimes faster than 1600x.
 

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Am ordering today but the ryzen is not avaible other than second hand. so have changed to the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Processor (6C/12T, 35MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz Max Boost). Is cheaper at £268 new and is available. Only comptibility warning is 'The ASRock B450M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard supports the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor with BIOS version P4.60. If the motherboard is using an older BIOS version, upgrading the BIOS will be necessary to support the CPU.' Have never updated Bios but assume its as straight forward as you tube suggests. Any view on the riskiness of this or the chip change appreciated prior to me taking the plunge
 

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Am ordering today but the ryzen is not avaible other than second hand. so have changed to the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Processor (6C/12T, 35MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz Max Boost). Is cheaper at £268 new and is available. Only comptibility warning is 'The ASRock B450M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard supports the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor with BIOS version P4.60. If the motherboard is using an older BIOS version, upgrading the BIOS will be necessary to support the CPU.' Have never updated Bios but assume its as straight forward as you tube suggests. Any view on the riskiness of this or the chip change appreciated prior to me taking the plunge
As a side note : If that motherboard does NOT come with that bios installed, you'll need ANOTHER Ryzen CPU that is compatible in order to update it......further complicating things.....

I would probably suggest a B550 or X570 based board if you go with that CPU.....otherwise you'd need another CPU (buy it or get one from a friend) that is supported in order to upgrade the BIOS and use the CPU you're getting.....
 

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thank you.
Final selection now stands at...
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 Ghz 6-core processor
Cooler master 121 RGB CFM CPU cooler
MSI B550-A Pro ATX AM4 motherboard
Corsair vengeance LPX16gb (2x 8gb) DDR4-3200 CL16 memory.

No compatibility issues including no bios concerns. Think I am slightly stumbling from chip to chip based on price and availability though.
 
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