x99 or z270 motherboard with a twist

Jimmy_A

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Hi,

I need to buy some new computer parts and are weighing x99 or z270 motherboard.
What to pick has asked before, the twist though is that the reason I need to buy the parts in the first place is to replace broken parts of my current x99 gaming rig.

I currently have a x99 gaming rig, I7-5930K , 32GB DDR4 (just 2133 or 2400 though, can’t remember) GTX 980 and some SATA SSD’s. Is has now stopped booting and it think, keyword “think” it’s the motherboard that's given up.

I am having a hard time validating that though. Without any module in it I don’t seem to get any error codes but if I plug in anything, any of my ram sticks for example it gets stuck on “04” and that has to do with pre-power of north bridge if I remember correctly.

So, my options now seem to be,

  • Buy new x99 motherboard and hope it solves it. I must stay on my cpu
Potential downside, expositive boards, may not be the issue so may be forced to buy “additional” parts

  • Switch to z270 board and a new i7 7700k
Over all this may end up being a more expensive option. Should be able to reuse the memory, disks and GPU though but just the CPU and Board will cost me more then a single x99 board.
It will probably actually get me better game performance?

Thoughts, suggestions? I will add a M.2 and eventually a 1080 ti as well regardless of the options above. Also probably changing my tower case to something smaller/more stylish (mATA size maybe?)
 

Herc08

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Why not just got the ryzen route? Also, is the a reason you need a X99 board? Are you doing more than gaming? And the thing with a SFF case is that you have to think about air flow and cooling. Not to mention, you have to make sure your GPU can fit in there. If I'm not mistaken, there aren't many slots for the amount of SSDs you have.
 

Herc08

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Why not just got the ryzen route? Also, is the a reason you need a X99 board? Are you doing more than gaming? And the thing with a SFF case is that you have to think about air flow and cooling. Not to mention, you have to make sure your GPU can fit in there. If I'm not mistaken, there aren't many slots for the amount of SSDs you have.
 

Lutfij

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I assume you're no longer within warranty period? If not then you should pursue looking at the CPU socket and inspect for any broken/bent pins. When posting a thread of troubleshooting nature, it's customary to include your full system's specs. Please list them like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:

With the components breadboarded, see if you can at least get to BIOS.
 

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