1. Join Date : Feb 2016
    Kingsland Texas
    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit & Windows 7 Pro
       19 Oct 2016 #1

    Motherboard recommendations


    Gigabyte told me back in June that my H67A-UD3H-B3 motherboard was compatible with Win10. After months of fighting various issues and an extremely long Gigabyte support ticket trying to get usb issues resolved, I called Gigabyte today because support wanted me to download another 10 iso, wipe the computer and start over for the umteenth time. Now I am told that NO the motherboard is not compatible with Win10. It will work but will continually have issues. I built this computer in 2011 so I have not kept up with the hardware advancements. I am looking at changing the board but have absolutely no idea as what to start looking at or if it is worthwhile to do the change. If I change the board, I would like to use as much of my hardware as possible. Any suggestions?

    Ron
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  2.    19 Oct 2016 #2

    If you want to stick with LGA1155 (to keep your CPU) you're going to have to go back in time to Z77/H67 class chipsets and boards. Like 2012-2013 vintage. Are you sure you want to do that? If so, Tom's Hardware recommends the Asrock Z77 Extreme4 or the next-up version of your current board: the Gigabtye GA-Z77X-UD3H. I dunno. Seems like you might want to spring for newer components all the way around, unless you must make a minimum-cost move. In that case, keep on keepin' on, and see what kinds of deals you can get on those two mobos. From what I can see online, the Asrock fully supports Windows 10, while the Gigabyte appears to have only minor issues, if any.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  3. Join Date : Feb 2016
    Kingsland Texas
    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit & Windows 7 Pro
       19 Oct 2016 #3

    Need to update as the older stuff is probably going to create more problems down the road. Thanks Ed
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  4.    19 Oct 2016 #4

    If you're thinking about buying new, I'd recommend a Z170 board with an NVMe slot for M.2 SSD. They're wicked fast, and prices are coming down (particularly now that Samsung has the 960 out, 950 prices are dropping). I recommend Tom's Hardware as a good resource for what's worth spending your hard-earned cash to buy, component-wise. Tom Soderstrom who does their motherboard ratings, is an old friend/former colleague of mine. Great guy, really knows his stuff.
    --Ed--
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Join Date : Feb 2016
    Kingsland Texas
    Posts : 36
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit & Windows 7 Pro
       19 Oct 2016 #5

    You must be reading my mind. Have been looking at the Z170's for the past hour. Did not think to go to Tom's Hardware. Headed there now.
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