Question Having to replace my H97-Plus

Sep 11, 2019
Hey All,

my H97-Plus has broken after 5 years and as I see it there are two options:

A) Looking for another (old) mainboard with the same CPU socket (1150) to keep my CPU (Intel Xeon E3-1231v3), cooler (Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev) and DDR3 RAM or
B) Looking for a (new) mainboard with the 1151 socket and get a new CPU, cooler and DDR4 RAM .

What would you think is the better option and can you recommend any equipment? Id like to spend <130 EUR for a new mainboard, <80 EUR for RAM and <250 EUR for CPU in case of B).

Thank you for your support!
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€194.90 @ Caseking)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 5 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler (€44.90 @ Caseking)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (€108.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€77.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €426.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-11 19:37 CEST+0200

Don't worry about the warning as MSI states that the MAX motherboards include the BIOS update to work with the 3000 series Ryzen.