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Replacement for Asus P8P67 Pro Mobo

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Hi All, my Asus P8P67 finally died this week and I am looking into an appropriate replacement. I have read some threads on replacing this board, but I was hoping to get some help with my specific question:

I have never done this type of swap before and I would assume that I need to do a clean install of Windows (most threads recommend this anyway, for long term stability). So, I thought I would replace my 60GB boot drive with a new one, but I am wondering if I can recover my files from the old one somehow, maybe via eSATA, or can I just plug that drive in once the new install is up and running. I would ideally like to continue using my other two drives in the new setup-the smaller of which contains Steam games (which I guess I will need to reauthorize) and the larger containing many video projects I had been working on (and did not fully back up). Will Windows recognize these? Also, if you guys have any recommendations on a new board, I'd be appreciative if you shared them. I'd like to keep it under $200 and will not buy another Asus. Thanks!
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post #2 of 5
Look at Gigabyte, MSI, or Asrock. There aren't very many choices anymore for motherboard brands. Why so much hate on the Asus? I replaced my P8P67 Pro with this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-P8Z68-V-PRO-LGA1155-INTEL-Z68-CHIPSET-DDR3-HDMI-DVI-USB-3-0-MB-CG8565-/221282285258?pt=Motherboards&hash=item338573b6ca

Just put it in yesterday, CPU pin broke on my P8P67 Pro cause I frequently swapped from i5 2500K to i7 2600K for testing when I first got it back in 2011. Otherwise my P8P67 Pro would still be working fine. I found it kind of pointless to pay $100-$200 for a new board that will not provide me with any more performance than I already have or include feature I don't really need or can't really use. For reference, MSI barely has anything 77 chipset left so you might just be better off looking at Gigabtye/Asrock if you don't want an Asus board. And the worse alternatives something like Foxconn, ECS, or Biostar.
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Thanks. Well, I found a really cheap replacement board on Ebay, so I am going to try that first and see what kind of usability I can get out of it. At the very least, I hope to get the rig running again, back up some video projects and my Steam library, and then move on to one of the boards mentioned above. Thanks for your help.
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My p8p67-le still works, somehow the audio got busted on it. A Z68 or Z77 board will do.

Yes you can recover the data, as long as it wasn't in raid, I'm assuming the drive is IDE? If it was data it should be easy as plugging it in after you finished a fresh install of windows. Windows will recognize the drive. Steam does not need to be reinstalled, you can just run it off any computer as long as you plug the drive in. Reauthorizing your steam account on a computer is easy.

You can even copy/cut and paste steam into another drive and it'll still work. Files of steam games are contained in steam/steamapps/common.

About the esata, you'd need a hdd docking station to do that.
Edited by benjamen50 - 3/16/14 at 4:52pm
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post #5 of 5
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Thanks, benjamen50. The drives in question are 3.5 SATAs. I think that should work as well. In fact, the replacement board is identical to the current, broken one, so I think it should just boot right up, based on what I read. I don't think I need to do a fresh install of Windows.
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G-Skill Ripjaws (16GB total at stock speeds) Crucial SSD Boot Drive  Wester Digital Black Caviar 600 GB 7200rpm Stan... Western Digital Blue 1 TB 
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Standard CD/DVD Burning Drive Air with Scythe Katana CPU cooler Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Corsair TX850w PSU 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G-Skill Ripjaws (16GB total at stock speeds) Crucial SSD Boot Drive  Wester Digital Black Caviar 600 GB 7200rpm Stan... Western Digital Blue 1 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSPower
Standard CD/DVD Burning Drive Air with Scythe Katana CPU cooler Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Corsair TX850w PSU 
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