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Anyone recommend a MB for an older i7-4790K?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by AAAthreat, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. AAAthreat


    Joined: May 19, 2009

    Posts: 27

    Can anyone recommend a decent board for my i7-4790K? My MB went last weekend and ive been looking to replace it but a lot of the newer boards out there only support DDR4 and ive got 16 gig of DDR3 in my machine.

    Anyone help welcome thanx.
  2. orbitalwalsh


    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

    Posts: 8,887

  3. AAAthreat


    Joined: May 19, 2009

    Posts: 27

    Thank you man, no I'm fine buying new.
  4. Midlife Crisis

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 1, 2009

    Posts: 1,336

    You will have trouble finding a new Z97 mobo, and second hand prices are a bit high as they are in short supply
  5. britain4


    Joined: Jan 6, 2018

    Posts: 351

    There are a few Z97 boards on Aliexpress for under £70 - if you're willing to take the risk of ordering from China. They have a solid returns policy if it doesn't work.
  6. MagicBoy


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 14,925

    Location: South Manchester

    Z87/Z97 boards went out of production after the 4th gen series CPUs got replaced with the 6th gen a couple of years ago. Secondhand is pretty much your only option.

    Give it a couple of months and secondhand supply might be less of an issue if people start upgrading/replacing kit due to the Intel Meltdown issue once all the information is out.
  7. AAAthreat


    Joined: May 19, 2009

    Posts: 27

    Thanx guys yeah I kinda thought they had stopped making them because I couldn't find them anywhere, cheers anyway.