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 I have two office desktops built by me using F2A55-M LK and F2A55-M LK Plus motherboards.   I really like the motherboards but as they are about 8 years old I am thinking about upgrading the motherboards.  I can't afford new boards I would try to buy the board off E-Bay.  I have bought a bunch of boards off E-Bay and had trouble with only one, an Asrock board.

So, any suggestions on a newer board for my computers.  I really like Asus boards but it is not necessary that the board be Asus.  Suggestions please.  Thanks. 

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Are you planning on keeping the CPU or are you starting completely over. You will be locked into whatever boards support your CPU model, so you have to work with the CPU and the memory modules (if you want to keep those too). Unfortunately, when you replace a motherboard, you're essentially building a whole new computer unless you keep the other parts. 

What will you be doing with the computer? Do you need onboard graphics, etc?

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1 hour ago, Dave@Bytes said:

Are you planning on keeping the CPU or are you starting completely over. You will be locked into whatever boards support your CPU model, so you have to work with the CPU and the memory modules (if you want to keep those too). Unfortunately, when you replace a motherboard, you're essentially building a whole new computer unless you keep the other parts. 

What will you be doing with the computer? Do you need onboard graphics, etc?

Mainly using the board for office work, playing simple games, browsing.  Nothing heavy.

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Stay away from Asrock boards.  They are extremely cheap for a reason.  Even their "high end" boards are junk imo.

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I've never used ASrock boards, but I have tended to stay away from them based on reviews. I'm an MSI and Asus guy normally. 

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50 minutes ago, Dr_Bob said:

Stay away from Asrock boards.  They are extremely cheap for a reason.  Even their "high end" boards are junk imo.

Yep, I learned the hard way.  Wouldn't use an Asrock if someone gave me one.  Good to see you again Bob. 

30 minutes ago, Dave@Bytes said:

I've never used ASrock boards, but I have tended to stay away from them based on reviews. I'm an MSI and Asus guy normally. 

I have used several Asus boards and never a problem.  Before they stopped making them I was an Intel guy.  Never used MSI but if you say they are good I think I will give them a try.

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