[SOLVED] Finding an Intel 200 series chipset motherboard these days is hard! heh heh

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I've been planning a "build" and have just started ordering most of the components, but I've come across one snag in my plans.

I already have a new (retail boxed) i7-6700 that I am planning to use in the "build". The MB I was going to get is no longer available. Since I need a 100/200 series chipset for the i7-6700, I'm not finding much in the way of MBs with those chipsets. Especially new ones.

Obviously that's because no one is making them anymore (being old tech). I'm not gung-ho about having to probably use a used MB, but my options are limited at this point.

So... ANY suggestions about buying a used mb and any good places to take a chance with buying one? Originally was going with a Gigabyte MB but open to other brand suggestions also.

Thanks!

CR

The Build;
Case:
Corsair Carbide 200R ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
MB: ???
CPU:
Intel Core I7-6700 3.40 GHz 8 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) 2133MHz C13 DDR4 DRAM
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe
HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch
DVD/CD Writer: LG Internal 24x Super Multi with M-DISC Support SATA Model GH24NSC0B - OEM
Graphics: MSI GeForce GTX 1650 DirectX 12 GTX 1650 GAMING X 4G 4GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready
PS: CORSAIR TX-M Series TX550M CP-9020133-NA 550W ATX12V v2.4 / EPS v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Semi-Modular Power Supply
 
Thx for your reply.

I have no interest in gaming and am gonna be using this as a Win7 Non-Internet PC when I have it up and running. So I'm not worried about any more upgradability.

But, let me ask you another question, if I may. I came across the following Z270 MB:

GIGABYTE GA-Z270XP-SLI (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

Would something like this be be a decent option for my "build" in my post? I'm not sure what the "Z" designation really means or the "XP-SLI" means either. Is there any real differences or issues with this MB?

This is a "used" mb from NewEgg and the seller seems to have a very good rep there. Might take the chance.

Thanks again for taking the time to reply!

Have a GREAT rest of the weekend!

CR
The Z boards are the higher end boards which support overclocking if you have a K CPU. If the price is good then get it, otherwise I would just look on eBay or a Facebook Makretplace. The SLI designation means it supports Nvidia SLI but in 2020 SLI is basically dead.
 
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Any new motherboard will be vastly overpriced, since with most eletronics old retail still is sold at MSRP. Just go on eBay and buy a used one and save a bunch of money.

Another option would be to sell your 6700 and then use that money to buy a Ryzen CPU and compatible motherboard which will get you on a platform that can be upgraded past 4 cores.
 
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Jul 20, 2020
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Any new motherboard will be vastly overpriced, since with most eletronics old retail still is sold at MSRP. Just go on eBay and buy a used one and save a bunch of money.

Another option would be to sell your 6700 and then use that money to buy a Ryzen CPU and compatible motherboard which will get you on a platform that can be upgraded past 4 cores.
Thx for your reply.

I have no interest in gaming and am gonna be using this as a Win7 Non-Internet PC when I have it up and running. So I'm not worried about any more upgradability.

But, let me ask you another question, if I may. I came across the following Z270 MB:

GIGABYTE GA-Z270XP-SLI (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

Would something like this be be a decent option for my "build" in my post? I'm not sure what the "Z" designation really means or the "XP-SLI" means either. Is there any real differences or issues with this MB?

This is a "used" mb from NewEgg and the seller seems to have a very good rep there. Might take the chance.

Thanks again for taking the time to reply!

Have a GREAT rest of the weekend!

CR
 
Thx for your reply.

I have no interest in gaming and am gonna be using this as a Win7 Non-Internet PC when I have it up and running. So I'm not worried about any more upgradability.

But, let me ask you another question, if I may. I came across the following Z270 MB:

GIGABYTE GA-Z270XP-SLI (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

Would something like this be be a decent option for my "build" in my post? I'm not sure what the "Z" designation really means or the "XP-SLI" means either. Is there any real differences or issues with this MB?

This is a "used" mb from NewEgg and the seller seems to have a very good rep there. Might take the chance.

Thanks again for taking the time to reply!

Have a GREAT rest of the weekend!

CR
The Z boards are the higher end boards which support overclocking if you have a K CPU. If the price is good then get it, otherwise I would just look on eBay or a Facebook Makretplace. The SLI designation means it supports Nvidia SLI but in 2020 SLI is basically dead.
 
Reactions: CorpRebel

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