MSI Z87-G45 motherboard replacement

Hi guys can you tell me a few motherboards that are very similar to a MSI Z87-G45? I need to replace my G45 but at this time I'm not interested in going with something more expensive, I just need my computer up and running and still keep all the features that my G45 offers! But I don't want to be doing any adjustments, just pull the old G45 out and place it with another motherboard and still use all the hardware that's on my G45 offers.
Thanks for your help.
 

neeyik

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You'll need to trawl through the likes of eBay to see what LGA1150 motherboards are available.


As you can see, there are lots of relatively cheap refurbished B85 chipset boards, but less so Z87 ones:


You can read about the differences between them here:


Either go with the cheapest B85 board that will support all your hardware (e.g. the number of HDDs, RAM sticks, etc) or get another MSI Z87.
 

neeyik

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The link doesn't work. unfortunately - can you try again or just name the 2 CPUs?