4 days ago
Yesterday, the motherboard on my desktop failed. I'm keen to get it sorted pretty quickly, so don't have the time to do the research I would normally want to do (which is generally quite time consuming given my current lack of knowledge to use as a starting point). I'm not current at all on recent hardware. I'm planning to get a new motherbaord and so far as sensible salvage the rest of the parts from the failed system. The system is not particularly recent but was still mostly powerful enough for my needs. Having said that, who doesn't want something a bit beefier? My current usage is occasional gaming (most modern games are no problem, but a few have started showing slight shortcomings) and I also tend to run virtual machines (mainly for creating separate environments for learning programming and testing server side operations), these sometimes struggle. I also do some video editing from desktop recording and video capture.
Two questions really: 1) Any recommendations on what motherboard I should go for with this list of parts? 2) If I'm going to update anything else, it would be a good time to do it. Any recommendations on any other upgrades/additions/replacements that might be worthwhile at this time? What might the main bottleneck on this system be?
Almost forgot - this is my salvaged part list https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Toplering/saved/#view=xKFV7P It's not all exact, some parts don't appear to be listed, e.g. my actual PSU is EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply - so 850 w, not the 650w I listed.