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    Question Do I need to change my motherboard?

    Hello, I currently have an asus rog strix b250f gaming. I am interested in the Fatal1ty Z270 Professional Gaming i7 motherboard. My question is whether I should change boards. Thank you very much in advance. Best regards.


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    Re: Do I need to change my motherboard?

    Do you need to? No. Now whether you want to or not is totally up to you.

    But it is important to note there are many other variables involved that affect computer performance besides the motherboard itself. In fact, in many cases, the motherboard plays a minor role, behind the CPU, graphics solution, RAM and drives.

    Note too that while it appears both of those boards support the same CPUs and RAM, you will need to verify that through their respective QVLs (qualified vendors list) or else you may need to buy a new and compatible CPU and new RAM too.

    Also, remember that, in terms of Windows licensing, a new motherboard constitutes a new computer. And a new computer typically needs a new Windows license. If your current Windows license is an OEM license, it is not legally transferable to a new computer. So you would need to budget for that.

    Perhaps if you list your full system specs, we can help you decide where best to put your upgrade money, if you need to at all.
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    Re: Do I need to change my motherboard?

    My pc has an i7-7700, a gt730, 20gb ram drr4 2133mhz and a 500w 80 plus power supply.
    I want to buy an rtx 2070, an evga supernova g3 750w font and eventually change motherboard. The windows license is no problem I'm willing to buy a new one. Thank you very much for your reply. Best regards.

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      • Manufacturer:
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      • Model Number:
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      • Motherboard:
        Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake Pushed to 3.9GHz
      • Memory:
        2 X 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000
      • Graphics:
        EVGA GeForce GTX 1050TI 04G-P4-6251-KR, 4GB GDDR5
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        Integrated
      • Disk Drives:
        Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD, 850 EVO 250GB SSD, Blu-ray R/W
      • Power Supply:
        EVGA Supernova 550W Gold
      • Case:
        Fractal Design Define R4 Mid Tower w/Window
      • Cooling:
        2 x 140mm case fans, OEM CPU Cooler
      • Display:
        2 x Samsung S24E650BW 24 inch WS
      • Operating System:
        Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

    Re: Do I need to change my motherboard?

    Sounds like already got a good plan there. That is already a nice processor and 20GB of RAM is a HUGE chunk. And for the record, EVGA are my go-to power supplies lately! :) The only other thing I might suggest, if you don't already use them is SSDs.
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    Re: Do I need to change my motherboard?

    I have a 240gb uv400 ssd. Thank you very much, cordial greetings.

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    Re: Do I need to change my motherboard?

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    Tipo de CPU QuadCore Intel Core i7-7700, 4100 MHz (41 x 100)
    Nombre de la placa base Asus Strix B250F Gaming (4 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 2 M.2, 4 DDR4 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)
    Chipset de la placa base Intel Kaby Point B250, Intel Kaby Lake-S
    Memoria del sistema 20411 MB (DDR4 SDRAM)
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    DIMM3: Crucial CT4G4DFS824A.C8FHP 4 GB DDR4-2400 DDR4 SDRAM (21-17-17-39 @ 1200 MHz) (20-17-17-39 @ 1200 MHz) (19-17-17-39 @ 1200 MHz) (18-17-17-39 @ 1200 MHz) (17-17-17-39 @ 1200 MHz) (16-16-16-38 @ 1163 MHz) (15-15-15-35 @ 1090 MHz) (14-14-14-33 @ 1018 MHz) (13-13-13-31 @ 945 MHz) (12-12-12-28 @ 872 MHz) (11-11-11-26 @ 800 MHz) (10-10-10-24 @ 727 MHz)
    DIMM4: Kingston 9905622-058.A00G 8 GB DDR4-2133 DDR4 SDRAM (16-15-15-36 @ 1066 MHz) (15-15-15-36 @ 1066 MHz) (14-14-14-35 @ 1037 MHz) (13-13-13-32 @ 962 MHz) (12-12-12-30 @ 888 MHz) (11-11-11-27 @ 814 MHz) (9-9-9-22 @ 666 MHz)
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        Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake Pushed to 3.9GHz
      • Memory:
        2 X 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000
      • Graphics:
        EVGA GeForce GTX 1050TI 04G-P4-6251-KR, 4GB GDDR5
      • Sound Card:
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        Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD, 850 EVO 250GB SSD, Blu-ray R/W
      • Power Supply:
        EVGA Supernova 550W Gold
      • Case:
        Fractal Design Define R4 Mid Tower w/Window
      • Cooling:
        2 x 140mm case fans, OEM CPU Cooler
      • Display:
        2 x Samsung S24E650BW 24 inch WS
      • Operating System:
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    Re: Do I need to change my motherboard?

    I have a 240gb uv400 ssd. Thank you very much, cordial greetings.
    Then if it is meeting your needs, I don't see where any changes are necessary.
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    Re: Do I need to change my motherboard?

    So I don't change the motherboard? Thank you very much in advance. Best regards.

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    • specs System Specs
      • Manufacturer:
        BrightWorks Systems
      • Model Number:
        BWS-6 E-IV
      • Motherboard:
        Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3
      • CPU:
        Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake Pushed to 3.9GHz
      • Memory:
        2 X 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000
      • Graphics:
        EVGA GeForce GTX 1050TI 04G-P4-6251-KR, 4GB GDDR5
      • Sound Card:
        Integrated
      • Disk Drives:
        Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD, 850 EVO 250GB SSD, Blu-ray R/W
      • Power Supply:
        EVGA Supernova 550W Gold
      • Case:
        Fractal Design Define R4 Mid Tower w/Window
      • Cooling:
        2 x 140mm case fans, OEM CPU Cooler
      • Display:
        2 x Samsung S24E650BW 24 inch WS
      • Operating System:
        Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

    Re: Do I need to change my motherboard?

    So I don't change the motherboard?
    I can't tel you that. All I can say at this point is you don't "need". Whether you want to or not is up to you.
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    Re: Do I need to change my motherboard?

    Thanks a lot, solved, best regards.

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