1.    29 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Central West NSW Australia
    Posts : 803
    7 and 10 on various machines

    New motherboard and CPU


    Ok I think I am having to give up on what on earth is wrong with my Ivy Bridge build (2012) and replace the board (and CPU) with either of these
    Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming3 ATX 1151 Motherboard GA-Z170X-Gaming3 | shopping express online (impressive price) or
    Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX 1151 Motherboard GA-Z170-HD3 | shopping express online again impressive price
    teamed with this
    Intel Core i7-6700 3.40GHz LGA1151 CPU BX80662I76700 | shopping express online - not planning on any clocking.

    I have had an Asus board P8Z77-V in Ivy with a i5 3750K and I am very tempted to go back with Gigabyte as the Sandy Bridge is still going strong on a Gigabyte with a locked i5.

    Don't game just watch Youtubes email forum etc etc and am not impressed really with the Asus board.
    I ant to keep to Skylake / Z170 chipsets because I am not really interested in screaming performance or any of the incompatibility crap that I see happens with the Kabylake stuff and the B250 chipsets well to me it seems out of control now. Plus my budget is limited at the moment even if I was interested. But I would like an i7 and not the i5 core unless someone can convince me that the i5 Skylake CPU's are as good as the i7's.
    It was an experience to play around with overclock but really is not an absolute necessity to me.

    So any ideas and thoughts welcome oh and the RAM I was looking at 8GB at any speed and reasonably priced like these
    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...2x4gb-ddr4-red or
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 2133MHz Memory Kit CMK8GX4M2A2133C13 | shopping express online

    If the DDR3 board is ok then I have a stack of spare DDR3 matched pairs.



      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    29 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Balayan, Batangas
    Posts : 413
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    DDR3 is OK for your needs. An i5 6600 will suit your needs though but the extra four threads of the i7 will help.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    29 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Inverness
    Posts : 1,184
    Win 10

    The opposite, I had problems with several Gigabyte Z77 boards (I had three replacements under warranty). I've built PC's with others such as Intel, ASRock and ASUS. The best luck I had was ASUS so when I recently upgraded to an i7 6700K, I went with an ASUS Z170 ROG Maxiumus VIII Hero. I don't game but I needed all the rear I/O panel USB ports, for my home recording studio.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
New Motherboard and Reactivation
I did a clean install using the free upgrade offer a few weeks ago. Sorry to say, but it really looks like I will need a new motherboard, same make and model, but will be leaving everything else the same. Do you think Microsoft will reactivate it...
Windows Updates and Activation
Upgrading MotherBoard
I am going to upgrade my mb cpu and ram. After this can I do an install with keeping my settings etc or do I need to a clean install? I keep most of my software on my D drive anyway. When I had to do a clean install because of a drive failure I just...
Installation and Upgrade
Solved motherboard
My motherboard is slowly fading (9+ years) the only thing connected is the hdd. Can I replace the motherboard with a new one without having to buy and install a copy of win10?
Drivers and Hardware
New motherboard.
I installed a new motherboard and Activation failed with can't reach MS Servers. After a clean install today using the trouble shooter and it Activated
Windows Updates and Activation
Motherboard
Do I change my motherboard better one from another laptop ? Excuse me for English
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums