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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Convert PCIe x1 slot to open ended. Is there a safe way to cut the closed edge?

I would follow this method with a couple of additional precautions. See the video, she is using a small pointed grinding bit to slowly remove the plastic. Start on the outside and work from bottom up. ...
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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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Quiet desktop PC refresh

A Newegg tech advisor noted that Asus and Lenovo case designs tend to be pretty quiet. Rather than build I decided this time to buy a Lenovo 300-20ish on sale, which was actually cheaper than ...
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Biggest amount of cores on the smallest board

I am going to assume you need x86 compatible cores/threads, and I am going to assume you don't want to use something like the Xeon Phi compute card, for some reason or another. I am also going to ...
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Biggest amount of cores on the smallest board

Another option you may want to look at are Industrial single board computers based on the PICMG 1.3 spec. For example the ROBO-8122VG2R SBC supports a pair of E5-2600 series CPUs: There is also the ...
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Micro ATX Motherboard with display port

AsRock offers the cheapest sub-ATX sized board that I'd actually try to run QHD at 60Hz on: the ASRock AM1H-ITX. Per AsRock spec, the DP port is 1.2 compliant, so it should be capable of QHD/60hz. ...
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Choosing a motherboard + CPU combination upgrade

From expeience Gigabyte motherboards have been really easy or more straight forward to get working. An amazing CPU you can get maybe Intel 6700k, that is really high powered and future proof. Since ...
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Good CPU to replace my i5 CPU

I'm going to make the assumption that you will be gaming, because you have a GTX 1060 and that is generally what people with that GPU want to do. If that is true, then it is probably the case that a ...
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Cheap, Quiet and up-gradable Steam OS compatible Motherboard

I'm gonna go with the following recommendation list, including the mobo, to show you how I imagine it fitting into a situation like the one you're seeing: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker....
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Recommend me a good motherboard for my PC

On the high end / Price range - You could always try ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155. PCpartpicker doesn't indicate that the bios will need to be updated. The Intel DH67BLB3 Micro ATX LGA1155 is a ...
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ATX Motherboard with ATA password option and GNU/Linux compatibility

After several calls/mails to the 4 major "grand public" motherboard manufacturer, it's was either a non-understanding/no response or we will call you back later to have more details. It's seems they ...
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