Questions tagged [motherboard]

For questions relating to the main control and interconnection component of a computer. Beware - a number of questions on this subject are off-topic.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Old motherboard with new graphics card

The time has come for me to upgrade from my nVidia GTS250 graphics card to a newer and better one. I'd like to go for the GTX 960 or 970 (4gb) series since I want to keep the card for the next 3-5 ...
4
votes
2answers
654 views

Home Server Build around Xeon X3440 CPU

I am starting a home server build. I am on a tight budget and aiming for the most quiet and low power build. I managed to salvage an Intel Xeon X3440 Processor from an old server. It uses an intel ...
18
votes
3answers
2k views

Deep learning machine with largest number of gpu and xeon cpu sockets

I am planning to build a very high end deep learning machine with as many Xeon or i7 CPU cores and as many Titan X GPU cards as possible on a single motherboard. So what is the maximum limit for this? ...
0
votes
1answer
12k views

Dell Optiplex 3010 - Upgrading CPU [closed]

I have a Dell Optiplex 3010. I want to upgrade my CPU ,The motherboard is the Dell Inc. 042P49 (CPU 1) and currently has a Intel Core i3 2120 Socket 1155 LGA installed. I need the advice to choose ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

Motherboard for work computer with 2-Ethernet ports

My work computer is very slow, and so I am looking to upgrade some of the parts. I have the intel i5-4440 that I'm going to put in it, but this CPU is not compatible with my current motherboard. Here'...
5
votes
1answer
110 views

AMD gaming motherboard upgrade

I'm looking for a motherboard to replace my old one that's been giving me problems lately (See this thread). The PC is used for heavy gaming (All new games running max settings; GTA V, Fallout 4, etc)...
-2
votes
1answer
572 views

motherboard featuring intel iris 540 or 550 or 580

Reason I wanted to wait for buying this hardware upgrade. However, the motherboard of my computer stopped to work this morning, so the need become more urgent (I'm writing this with my tablet). Rules ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

B85M Pro4 vs B85M-ITX

I'm comparing those two models of ASRock B85M, trying to find which one is the best. Let's take a tour: http://www.asrock.com/mb/compare.it.asp?SelectedModel=B85M+Pro4&SelectedModel=B85M-ITX I'm ...
2
votes
1answer
175 views

Recommended hardware upgrade for Editing/Gaming PC [closed]

Looking to upgrade my Computer which is used for Gaming, Image editing, Audio capture, Video editing & Recording. Current hardware: Processor: Intel Core i7-4771 Quad Core Socket LGA 1150 ...
2
votes
1answer
122 views

Motherboard and CPU: what and how to choose [closed]

I'm trying to assemble my private home server. I'm searching about a new motherboard and CPU, but I'm stuck because I don't know what, specifically, to check and which components are important. For ...
11
votes
1answer
117 views

Minimal Atom board as a dedicated server, without multimedia interfaces

I want to build a small network and security appliance (server) based on a fast Intel Atom CPU. What I need is an Atom CPU (or similar), minimal RAM (1GB is more than enough), a USB drive or SATA Disk ...
6
votes
0answers
249 views

Thin ITX board with Broadwell support

I am looking to improve my thin system (Haswell on H81) in the graphic department so Broadwell i5-5675C with its Iris seems to be a good choice. Sadly, I can't find any thin mini-ITX board to support ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

Memory standards and Overclock [closed]

When I am looking at the memory standard specification of motherboard, almost every number except 2133 has a asterisk next to it indicating "overclock". I've never done any overclock in my life so I ...
5
votes
1answer
89 views

Motherboard: Which configurations really matter?

I'm seeking z170/LGA 1151 MBs for my i7 6700k CPU, and I am planning to buy 2X8GB DDR4 SDRAM. When I search it on newegg, the prices range from $50 to $200+. My questions are 1) what makes the ...
0
votes
2answers
136 views

My gaming build - any suggestions? [closed]

Before you ask why I would spend around $800-850 dollars on a pc, it is just for a video. I'm not actually buying the parts. (Though I wish I could build it; as I never got to before) I'm making ...
2
votes
2answers
383 views

Which of these two PC builds would offer better performance?

Asus X99-A with USB3.1 Motherboard And Intel Core i7 5820K CPU Or Asus Z170-A Motherboard And Intel Core i7 6700K CPU The rest of the build (the same for both): Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S. RAM: 32GB (...
5
votes
2answers
137 views

What's a good PC config based on an AM3 motherboard that won't be bottlenecked?

I've recently acquired a GA-M68MT-S2 motherboard, which was lying unused with a friend. Just as a project, I want try and build the most powerful system possible using this as a base. This is only a ...
3
votes
2answers
762 views

X99 2011-v3 Motherboard and 128 GB DDR4 RAM Compatibility

I have a question about a motherboard and RAM compatibility. MSI X99A XPOWER AC LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard and CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 128GB ...
9
votes
2answers
237 views

Motherboard for the long run, in an otherwise (initially) low-end gaming system

I'm currently running an HP Pavilion m9047c, except that I've replaced the video card with a Diamond Radeon HD 4870, and upgraded the power supply to (I believe) 650 watts. I never added any RAM over ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

New Gaming System - Motherboard [Romania]

I'm building a system to play the latest games at max settings at 1920x1080 and get as close to 30 FPS as possible within the budget. The trouble is that the website I'm buying from is in Romanian, ...
2
votes
0answers
64 views

New MB for current FX-6350 vs new MB/CPU for I3-4170 vs new MB/CPU for G3460? [closed]

Right now I have an AMD FX-6350 but I'm a dumbass and slightly caught my motherboard on fire. It's gotten slowly worse over the last two years, and now I can barely play any games less than 10 years ...
7
votes
1answer
60 views

ATX LGA1151 Motherboard /w Stability Primary Concern

This is for a desktop, do not plan any overclocking. Usage is primarily media consumption, photo/video editing, casual gaming. Operating system Windows 10 x64 Professional. Price range looking up to $...
5
votes
1answer
209 views

Motherboard for future extensibility

I'm interested in desktop setup that will last. I've narrowed (thanks to this answer) my motherboard choices to MSI z170 gaming pro and MSI X99 SLI plus. As both cards are quite similar (multiple SATA ...
7
votes
1answer
562 views

LGA 2011 vs. AM3+

I'm completing the hardware list for desktop unit, which will be used for programming (60%), data analysis & AI (15%) and gaming (15%), the rest beeing internet browsing. Budget: 1200$. I want ...
4
votes
0answers
88 views

Asus Notebook X53SV -SX178V new Mainboard

I need a new mainbord for my Asus Notebook X53SV-SX178V, because the DC jack is broken and the mainboard is partly cracked. So I want to order a new mainboard which is called K53SV. There exist ...
9
votes
1answer
800 views

Choosing motherboard for a budget gaming PC using AMD Athlon X4 860K processor

The title pretty much says it all. I'm assembling a budget gaming PC and decided for an AMD Athlon X4 860K processor and now I need to chose a motherboard for it. My total budget for the PC is €500-...
6
votes
2answers
357 views

Motherboard recommendation for new casual gaming setup

Current setup, kind of outdated - was built in 2009, except graphics card and a chassis: Corsair 650D chassis Asus P5Q Deluxe motherboard Intel Core2Quad 3GHz @4GHz Radeon R9 290 GPU Corsair 750W PSU ...
10
votes
2answers
180 views

Cheap, Quiet and up-gradable Steam OS compatible Motherboard

I am looking to build a Steam OS box, I would like to run 'light' native Steam OS games and stream the rest from my powerful windows box. What are my options for a motherboard that fits the ...
4
votes
2answers
642 views

Using Intel graphics but no video port on motherboard

I have a Asus X99-E WS motherboard (LGA 2011 v3 slot) and it doesn't come with any video ports. Is it still possible to use the video capabilities of the Intel CPU or will I need to purchase a video ...
6
votes
0answers
181 views

Current DDR3/DDR4 RAM Motherboards

I know of motherboards which will allow both DDR3 & DDR4 formats to be used, this would allow me to use DDR3 for a time, then in the future upgrade to DDR4. My real question is, what ...
5
votes
0answers
86 views

Replacement motherboard in fried laptop [closed]

So basically I have a laptop with a fried motherboard. Everything else works: HDD, RAM, CPU, screen etc. Replacing the motherboard is too expensive because it's half the price of the laptop and I'm ...
23
votes
3answers
463 views

Motherboard for a new college desktop computer

I am going to be building a computer for a college student. He is going into general engineering while he figures out exactly what he wants to do. The budget for this computer is about $1500 USD (just ...
5
votes
1answer
156 views

Are RAID controllers interchangeable? Is data recoverable with a different controller? [closed]

In my case I have been using Raid 1 Mirroring with two disks on an onboard controller of a motherboard that recently dropped dead. Now I'm looking for a replacement motherboard, but I'm a bit worried ...

1 2 3
4