Motherboard has just died! Help with replacing it and new processor

Hi all.

OK. So woke up to a lifeless pc this morning. :sob:

Have tested power supply and bypassed power switch but still nothing from the motherboard. So thinking this is dead. Time to upgrade.

I want to keep most of my hardware obviously but was looking at upgrading processor soon anyway.

Current system details are:

ASUS PCE-N15 300Mbps
Patriot Viper Steel 64GB (2x32GB) DDR4 PC4-28800C18 3600MHz Dual Channel Kit
Samsung EVO 850 250GB
Cooler Master B600 Power
Microsoft Windows 10
NZXT S340 Mid Tower Case
Seagate BarraCuda (2TB)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060
Intel Core i5-7600K
ASUS PRIME Z270-A Socket

I’m not very knowledgeable on pc’s other than just replacing my ram. Happy to hand this over to someone if I need to but want to find most suitable motherboard and processor first.

I run Affinity graphics software as well as sketchup 2021 pro and vray 5 so needs to be able to handle this well and be fully compatible.

Can anyone assist in suggesting a new motherboard & processor? I really don’t know where to start!

Thanks all


I have zero hardware issues with this setup. It has been running for a year at this point.
My specs:
Asrock X570 Taichi
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9GHz
NZXT Kraken X62 280mm Water Cooling
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB
NZXT H510i Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Case
960 EVO 500 GB “C” drive
2 ea 970 EVO 1T ssd
Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse
Logitech K 800 Keyboard
Acer Predator Monitor Z321QU

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