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JWeek1
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Looking For Help For a Motherboard Upgrade

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I put together a desktop computer back in 2010 and am looking for some guidance on motherboard/processor for a new system.

I would prefer to go with Intel products and retain some of the components of my current system (case, power supply, etc.)

I would prefer to continue using the ATX form factor.

I use the computer strictly for home finance, spreadsheet, word processing, web browsing, email, photo storage and editing, ebook editing. No games.

I'd like to have a good number of USB 3.0 ports and enough SATA sockets to handle at least three hard/SSD drives.

I would like to go with a new board and new processor so that I can be as certain as possible that I will be good for the next 5-7 years. Probably a i7 processor.

Some help in choosing a new board and new processor would be great.

Any ideas?

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AlHill
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Unfortunately, Intel no longer makes desktop boards.

If I were going to build a new system today, I would look at using a 6th or 7th gen processor, and perhaps select a board that uses Intel Optane.

http://processormatch.intel.com/resources/Optane%20Ready%20MB-CompDB.pdf http://processormatch.intel.com/resources/Optane%20Ready%20MB-CompDB.pdf

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-memory/000024020.html Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready Motherboards

To select an Intel processor, I would use http://ark.intel.com/Search/Advanced ARK | Processor Feature Filter and explore what was available using various parameters.

To explore ATX form factor boards, I would probably use a site like https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100007627%20600009016&recapt... ATX, Intel Motherboards, Motherboards, Components - Newegg.com to help select a board.

For me, support and documentation, and drivers, are important considerations in selecting a product.

Hope this helps.

Doc

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AlHill
Super User
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Unfortunately, Intel no longer makes desktop boards.

If I were going to build a new system today, I would look at using a 6th or 7th gen processor, and perhaps select a board that uses Intel Optane.

http://processormatch.intel.com/resources/Optane%20Ready%20MB-CompDB.pdf http://processormatch.intel.com/resources/Optane%20Ready%20MB-CompDB.pdf

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/memory-and-storage/intel-optane-memory/000024020.html Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready Motherboards

To select an Intel processor, I would use http://ark.intel.com/Search/Advanced ARK | Processor Feature Filter and explore what was available using various parameters.

To explore ATX form factor boards, I would probably use a site like https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100007627%20600009016&recapt... ATX, Intel Motherboards, Motherboards, Components - Newegg.com to help select a board.

For me, support and documentation, and drivers, are important considerations in selecting a product.

Hope this helps.

Doc

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello Peppercorn47,

 

 

Thank you for contacting the Intel community.

 

 

These options that Al Hill posted above are really good recommendations and since you are looking for a system that last the next 5 or 7 years a 6th generation or 7th generation processor is great choice.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

 

Ivan U.

 

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