Question Mum needs a Mobo replacement for Asus M5A78L-M/USB3

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Hi, My mums PC is shutting down and the mobo is just out of warranty. An exact replacement for her Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 is coming in at a ridiculous £219, (I bought it in Jan 2016 for £49) so im wondering what the best like for like replacement would be? Amazon suggests a few but I'm not certain there won't be any compatibility issues. As my Mum is in N Ireland and im in England I cant install it for her, and will need to get my non techie bro to do it, so really need it to be a straight forward swap so he can do it by just copying the current set up.

Any suggestions for a similar straight forward replacement at the same price bracket please?

PS Love the new site btw!! :D
 

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  1. are you sure the issues is your motherboard and not the power supply ?
  2. not sure were your looking for one of those old boards by newegg sells them for 50 euros so I have no ide where your shopping for 200 coins.
ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G (780L) / SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX Motherboards - AMD
https://www.newegg.com/global/uk-en/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132836&nm_mc=KNC-MSNSearch-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-MSNSearch-PC-_-pla-_-Motherboards+-+AMD-_-ASUS-_-13132836&msclkid=317b0a6fc94a130091835608368c56b0&gclid=CJj41bSewOACFUeNxQIdXBUNGA&gclsrc=ds
 

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amazon sales for 200 .. not sure why!

Thanks for the pointer to the egg sales.. will do the job alrighty!

good point about the psu though ofc.. being a little hasty maybe but hard to test from a distance. Any simple ways to test a PSU from a distance that dont involve unhooking it and putting a different one in?
 

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Found out the EGG board is import from US .. ETA 2-3 weeks which is too long.

Found this board and just wanted a second opinion that this will be compatible.. its an AM3 slot chip which is backward compatible with AM3+ afaik??
 

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