Motherboard died, need new one

My motherboard and PSU recently died on me. Mainly use it for gaming looking for nothing fancy somewhere between the $200 range. Also looking to upgrade my gpu in the near future probs a gtx1080. Any suggestions?

All components are listed below
CPU: Intel I7 4790k
MOtherboard: ASUS H97M-E (currently dead)
Ram: Corsair (2x8GB) DDR3 1333MHz CL9
SSD/HDD: Samsung 500GB SSD SATA3 (never got around to putting in a 2TB HDD like i planned)
GPU: Gainward PHANTOM GTX970
PSU: Thermaltake Berlin 630W (used to be a CoolerMaster B600W)
Chassis: Sharkoon T9 Value
OS: Win7
Other: WLAN Asus PCE-AC56
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  1. 1| That PSU is more of an expensive paper weight! You should swap it out for a more reliable unit.

    2| Since you own an i7-4790K, you're wasting it's overclocking potential by using a H series chipset. If anything you should look at a Z97 board.

    3| What form factor would you like the board in? mITX/mATX/ATX?

    4| Mind sharing your full system's specs like so:
    CPU:
    MOtherboard:
    Ram:
    SSD/HDD:
    GPU:
    PSU:
    Chassis:
    OS:
    Reply to Lutfij
  2. okay firstly you have to identify properly (if you have not done so already the psu and motherboard are bad from independent testing) as to not buy something you dont need. assuming you have done this... your motherboards needs for a I7-4790K would point to a H87 or H97 but preferably to a z87 or Z97 motherboard which you will have to search on eBay and maybe some refurbished supported p[laces like microcenter.com and Newegg.com,

    You can run your system on a CX750 grey label for about 60$-80$ the motherboard will run about 100-150, I recently (3 months ago picked up an ASUS gryphon Z87 board for 145$ on eBay.

    Z87 ebay search https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2141725.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC1.A0.H0.Xz87+motherboard.TRS0&_nkw=z87+motherboard&_sacat=0

    z97 Ebay search https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=z79+motherboard&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR4.TRC1.A0.H0.Xz97+motherboard.TRS0&_nkw=z97+motherboard&_sacat=0
    Reply to The Paladin
  3. Lutfij said:
    1| That PSU is more of an expensive paper weight! You should swap it out for a more reliable unit.

    2| Since you own an i7-4790K, you're wasting it's overclocking potential by using a H series chipset. If anything you should look at a Z97 board.

    3| What form factor would you like the board in? mITX/mATX/ATX?

    4| Mind sharing your full system's specs like so:
    CPU:
    MOtherboard:
    Ram:
    SSD/HDD:
    GPU:
    PSU:
    Chassis:
    OS:


    Probably looking at mATX like the one I had before, updated my PC components so it's a little cleaner. Should I also be looking at buying used parts?
    Reply to nickhpt
  4. The Paladin said:
    okay firstly you have to identify properly (if you have not done so already the psu and motherboard are bad from independent testing) as to not buy something you dont need. assuming you have done this... your motherboards needs for a I7-4790K would point to a H87 or H97 but preferably to a z87 or Z97 motherboard which you will have to search on eBay and maybe some refurbished supported p[laces like microcenter.com and Newegg.com,

    You can run your system on a CX750 grey label for about 60$-80$ the motherboard will run about 100-150, I recently (3 months ago picked up an ASUS gryphon Z87 board for 145$ on eBay.

    Z87 ebay search https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2141725.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC1.A0.H0.Xz87+motherboard.TRS0&_nkw=z87+motherboard&_sacat=0

    z97 Ebay search https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=z79+motherboard&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR4.TRC1.A0.H0.Xz97+motherboard.TRS0&_nkw=z97+motherboard&_sacat=0


    What's the difference between the z87 and the z97 (also what brands to look out for)? Is my current PSU not enough?
    Reply to nickhpt
  5. Most Z97 Chipset motherboards are no longer available. I suggest you purchase an ATX Mid-Tower Case for this one.

    ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Fatal1ty Z97 Killer
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157501
    Reply to Calvin7
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