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So Is This A Good Motherboard?

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Chortdakooba

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In an earlier post a few weeks ago, I asked for help on why my new video card would not install.  As it turns out, I have the worst mobo in the world.  I've since did more research and googling, and it turns out there are numerous threads about the same mobo I have with the same problem of installing new video cards.  The common fix was to replace the mobo.

 

So that is what I plan to do.  Attached is my current computer specs from HP website.  Current mobo is a Carmel2 with H61 chipset, LGA 1155 socket, micro-ATX.  I've upgraded the CPU to icore 5 (sandy bridge) and upgraded PSU to 520 watts.

 

I've attached an ASUS P8H61 mobo I think should work with what I have.  I'm not looking to overclock, or dual video cards.  Just looking to be able to install a decent video card for casual gaming.  Will this ASUS mobo work for me?  I have noticed that my current dimensions are 9.6 x 9.6 and this ASUS board is 9.6 x 7.8, but it is listed as a micro-ATX.  Not sure if this will be a problem.

 

Also, I have contacted MS just to confirm I will be able to reactivate my windows and they have confirmed it for me.  Any insight into this mobo and other helpful tips would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

 

http://www.ebay.ca/i...d8AAMXQ4uJSB-To

 

 

 

http://support.hp.co...ment/c02980014/


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to be honest i'd spend more on the motherboard and get this :- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157293

 

can't say there's anything really wrong with your choice, just mine is newer and has usb3 and sata 6GB ports instead of only usb2 and 3GB sata ports but if you want to buy the one you've listed then it's here at a much cheaper price. $60 instead of $90. :- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131860

 

no there shouldn't be a problem installing the slightly smaller micro atx board instead of the atx sized board in your case, just make sure you have the motherboard standoffs in the correct places and remove the unused ones.

 

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to be honest i'd spend more on the motherboard and get this :- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157293

 

can't say there's anything really wrong with your choice, just mine is newer and has usb3 and sata 6GB ports instead of only usb2 and 3GB sata ports but if you want to buy the one you've listed then it's here at a much cheaper price. $60 instead of $90. :- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131860

 

no there shouldn't be a problem installing the slightly smaller micro atx board instead of the atx sized board in your case, just make sure you have the motherboard standoffs in the correct places and remove the unused ones.

 

:popcorn:

 

That Asrock certainly has some bang for the buck, but it's an ATX board, it won't fit in my case.  The Asus you posted from the new egg site is not actually cheaper.  I'm in Canada and the ad I posted from Ebay is in Cdn $ with only $8 shipping.  New egg list is in US, (exchange rate not so good for us), plus shipping will be more.  I tried fining better boards with at least USB 3.0, but not many available that I could find with socket LGA 1155. (at least in my price range). 


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That Asrock certainly has some bang for the buck, but it's an ATX board, it won't fit in my case.

ooops, for some reason i had it in my head you was replacing an atx board with a uatx board. :blush:

 

that's always the deciding factor, price, and like i said earlier i can't see anything wrong with your choice of board anyway so go for it is my advice. :thumbsup:

 

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That Asrock certainly has some bang for the buck, but it's an ATX board, it won't fit in my case.

ooops, for some reason i had it in my head you was replacing an atx board with a uatx board. :blush:

 

that's always the deciding factor, price, and like i said earlier i can't see anything wrong with your choice of board anyway so go for it is my advice. :thumbsup:

 

:popcorn:

 

 

Done deal.  It's bought.  Thanks.


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your welcome. :spoton:

 

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Edited by terry1966, 27 March 2016 - 05:44 PM.

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