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QOTW: Which motherboard chipset are you running?

by Parm Mann on 14 August 2020, 16:31


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We pay so much attention to the chips powering our PCs that the chipset tying it all together can often be overlooked.

We're accustomed to testing top-end solutions - manufacturers understandably want to see their best efforts under the spotlight - but there's plenty of choice from both AMD and Intel, and with motherboard prices now ranging from affordable to you've-got-to-be-joking, picking the right chipset can be crucial to the overall build.

That being the case, let's see what you've settled on by asking; which motherboard chipset are you running? Share your picks in the comments facility below, and don't hesitate to let us know how you rate the chipset in terms of features and reliability, and whether or not you reckon an upgrade will be necessary anytime soon.

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Still rocking a Z77 with a 3770k, 16gb ram, I did have an unexpected tax rebate today tho, so I'm looking for a new motherboard, ram, cpu right now!
X570 in a MSI Unify mobo, and no RGB :thumbs up: (the only thing in there with any illumination is a wee bit of RGB on the GPU, a 5700XT Pulse, and the power/temp gauge on the mobo). So far so good, stable barring a curious intermittent glitch with You Tube (website) which looks more like a Windows 10 issue that completely locks the machine.

It has everything I could hope for features wise plus the odd one that I would have happily done without (wi-fi mainly, why? first port of call for anyone using a desktop surely is a hardwired connection). Spec in the sig.
x370 (Gigabyte AX370-Gaming K5), fine for me and gaming etc. at the moment
X470 with an R7 2700. Going to upgrade the cpu next year and keep this motherboard going for a long time.
z97i, still holding it's own with a faithful 4690k & a gtx 970. We'll see how well New World goes down, but I just can't fault it for my needs at the mo :)