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what motherboard should I buy? Need a cheap generic motherboard for a desktop

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Hi I have a customer that has a RC415ST-HM (Alhena5) motherboard and the board is bad. Below is a photo of the board and its components:

The board quit about 2 weeks after I replaced the hard drive. So I can refund the customer for the hard drive replacment or get a cheap board and install it, that way the customer wont have to buy a whole new computer. I am going to buy a used / tested motherboard on ebay (I have had very good luck with buying hardware on ebay despite what many people think of ebay).

My problem is I dont know what one to buy since they have so many listed. I know the board style is Micro-ATX and is 244 mm × 244 mm (9.6 in × 9.6 in). So how would I know what a decent board is? With so many manufacturers and models it is hard to tell. The computer is just used for light web browsing, so it doesnt have to be the latest and greatest, it just has to work. So how do I know what a good motherboard make / model is?

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