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Motherboard: Which configurations really matter?

There are many chipsets with the LGA 1151 socket, including the Z170, B150, H170 etc. The only chipset that allows overclocking would be the Z170 chipset, which you should get since you are getting a ...
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Single board computer with 2 GBit ethernet ports

There's apparently NUC style passively cooled machines meant for displays that would work. Discourse uses something very similar internally I've been toying with buying one of these and it probably ...
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Does this CPU fit with the GPU?

Apparently this CPU is a bad combination with my GPU; I have been told that they will not work together. That CPU and GPU will work together just fine. GPU's are designed to be compatible with most ...
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Between Intel or AMD, whose latest motherboards will support more numbers of future generations of CPU sockets and specifications?

At r/buildapc we don't really look at future proofing since it's generally more expensive and not really that good. But if you are looking to upgrade your CPU every 2 or 3 years, you are currently ...
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Motherboard for work computer with 2-Ethernet ports

MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Here's what you get with a $45.99 price tag: -6 USB ports (4x2.0, 2x3.0) -Compatible with Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / ...
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Biggest amount of cores on the smallest board

If you are willing to do a bit more work on integration with whatever you want to run, you can try a Parallella board. That gives you a 16 core RISC co processor plus a dual core main processor on a ...
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need a workstation for a memory-bound application as cheap as possible

This fundamentally boils down to a motherboard question - what is the cheapest motherboard that can inexpensively support at least 512Gb RAM. Finding the absolute cheapest would be difficult, but I ...
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Is there a motherboard that supports ARM processors?

It's actually totally possible. AMD was supposed to release dev boards based on their new Opteron A1100 octocore ARM APU, but as you can see, there have been severe difficulties with actually getting ...
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Good CPU to replace my i5 CPU

You seem to have a misconception regarding what is a "better" processor. The i3/i5/i7 structuring is not such that all i7 chips will be better than any i5 or i3 chip, they are generalized and should ...
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Pick the right HDD for an unknown connector on HP 17-cn0021nr laptop motherboard

Its a standard hard drive - what you're missing is a cable that breaks out the ZIF socket to a regular HDD. The Service manual is a great starting point. You're looking for a Hard drive cable L22526-...
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Will upgrading my 15 year old computer make it powerful enough for video editing?

For just a zoom meeting and attending classes it might be enough(16gb would be overkill for that though). but honestly a 15+ year old pc simply isn't fast enough anymore to do things like programming ...
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Quiet desktop PC refresh

Use a tower styled CPU cooler (such as the Hyper 212 Evo) with some quiet fans running at very low RPMs (I recommend the Noctua NF-F12). Use a GPU that has the fans completely OFF when under a ...
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Best case for z170A M7 and Corsair Hydro H100i V2

You are looking for a ATX case. I have a few suggestions for you. Consider the LIAN LI PC-A05FNB or the Antec Sonata Series SOLO II. For comparision I have listed the Fractal Design Define R5, which ...
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Dell Optiplex 3010 - Upgrading CPU

Your motherboard is on H61 Express Chipset. List of compatible CPUs with your motherboard. Highest compatible generation working with your motherboard is Ivy Bridge (3rd generation). I would choose ...
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Recommend me a powerful graphics card that will work with my motherboard

I recommend the Asus Turbo GTX-1070 8gb. It's the cheapest Asus/MSI 1070 out there, and its blower cooling might actually be of some benefit to you unless you have more fans in your case than the ...
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Single board computer with 2 GBit ethernet ports

There is the x86 ODROID-H2 SBC which comes with 2 x 1 GBit ethernet, 2 x SATA, 2 x USB 3.0 (4 USB ports in total), 1 x M.2 NVMe and more. As of 2018-12, it's sold for $ 111. It's based on the Intel ...
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How to determine if I can just upgrade the CPU or if have to upgrade the whole motherboard?

Sockets are the answer. Generally, modern intel CPUs use sockets in the LGA 11xx format. I don't know what your CPU uses for it's socket, but before you ask: no, you cannot get socket adapters for ...
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Tiny motherboard with full functionality?

To translate your dimensions into normal terms, you're looking for a Mini-ITX (or Mini-DTX) board. I'd recommend the Asus H110I-PLUS/CSM, $86 from Newegg: 6.7" x 6.7" Socket LGA1151 Two RAM slots ...
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NVIDIA SLI Bridge recommendation

The 3 slot model is the one you need. With your hardware combination you will have one empty slot in between the two cards. The 4 slot model is only needed if you have two empty slots in between the ...
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New motherboard and 2 8gb sticks or current motherboard and 1 16gb stick?

I would recommend purchasing a kit of 2x8GB DDR4 RAM (2133mhz or 2400mhz), replacing your existing RAM entirely. If you wanted to go to 32GB, you could purchase a kit of 2x16GB DDR4 RAM as well, ...
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Looking for an **Open-Source** Single Board Computer

It's hard to find a fully libre design in your price range. Most will be based on Allwiner or similar SoCs, which are probably not vendors you want to support, regardless of the availability of ...
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Which USB programmer can be used for a Winbond PLCC32 BIOS chip?

K150 you mentioned is wrong, since it's PIC only (PIC's are 8 bit micro-controllers from Microchip). I believe SP200SE will not work either, since I was able to find a document that mentions support ...
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AMD gaming motherboard upgrade

After reviewing my answer your CPU is compatible only with 990FX motherboards. So I deleted second option because it wasn't compatible with your CPU. I also added cheaper alternative which will work ...
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motherboard featuring intel iris 540 or 550 or 580

Update: I found the socketed i5 5675C with Iris Pro 6200 (48 EU GT3e 128 MB L4) at LDLC.com CPU: Intel Core i5 5675C with Iris Pro 6200 iGP (€289.95 @ LDLC.com) (Processor Specs @ Intel ARK) A ...
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Recommended hardware upgrade for Editing/Gaming PC

I don't think you need a better motherboard. It doesn't affect performance when not overclocked. Even if the best PCIe slot is only 8x it's good enough for the GTX 970. As of RAM I would personally ...
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My gaming build - any suggestions?

This build needs work. You should wait out on buying AMD CPU's atleast till Zen comes out. They've just been re-releasing the same chip by overclocking it, and the 8320 is a slow chip. It's even ...
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My gaming build - any suggestions?

There is an energy-saving version of the FX8320, it just has an E at the End of it's name: FX8320E. A 1200W-PSU is far enough for a 150W-GPU and a 105W-CPU, a smaller one like 650W-730W would also be ...
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Minimal Atom board as a dedicated server, without multimedia interfaces

You might be interested in the APU boards from PC-Engines. I'm using one for my home-spun router. You get 3 Gig-E interfaces, a dual-core AMD CPU that appears to support virtualization, 2 or 4 GB of ...
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Motherboard For Overclocking An i7 6700K?

You have two good options here both being delivered by ASUS. Your suggestion, the Maximus VIII Hero. 4x DDR4 DIMMs Max 64 GB Upto 3800mhz 1x M.2 6x Sata 6 2x Sata Express Ample USB At £40 cheaper,...
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