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Old Motherboard Comparison

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi All,

 

I currently have an older system based around an i5-4670k in an Asus Maximus VI Formula mobo. A friend of mine is parting out an old PC for a family member and it has an Asus Z97-PRO GAMER mobo in it.

 

From the limited amount of research that I've done, it seems like a much more budget board, so i'm just wondering if there would be any noticeable advantage to swapping over?

 

Thanks,

 

Josh


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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX770 2GB
Case: Antec P180
Storage: Western Digital Blue 1TB
PSU: Corsair HX750
Display(s): AOC 24" 1080p thing, Acer 22" 1600x900 thing
Cooling: EVGA CPU cooler, 1x Silent Wings 2 120mm PWM, 2x Antec standard case fans (3 speed manual)
Keyboard: Steelseries Apex
Mouse: R.A.T 7
Sound: Cheap Aldi chinesium headset, Creative EAX 5.1 speakers
OS: Windows 10

 

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well, it looks fine for most of the things. it will just be a bit limited with overclocks and features. but it looks like a mainstream mobo to me


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

well, it looks fine for most of the things. it will just be a bit limited with overclocks and features. but it looks like a mainstream mobo to me

Thanks for this, I guess my question is what will i gain? Both mobos are fully functional, but the Formula that i'm currently using was a much higher grade mobo back in it's generation... Would changing to a Z97 chipset offer anything useful?


I will only ever answer to the best of my ability - there is absolutely no promises that I will be correct. Or helpful. At all.

 

My toaster:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX770 2GB
Case: Antec P180
Storage: Western Digital Blue 1TB
PSU: Corsair HX750
Display(s): AOC 24" 1080p thing, Acer 22" 1600x900 thing
Cooling: EVGA CPU cooler, 1x Silent Wings 2 120mm PWM, 2x Antec standard case fans (3 speed manual)
Keyboard: Steelseries Apex
Mouse: R.A.T 7
Sound: Cheap Aldi chinesium headset, Creative EAX 5.1 speakers
OS: Windows 10

 

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Only m.2 support, nothing else. Your current motherboard is good enough. Great in fact.

And damn - you have 10 sata ports, it's pretty cool, I would like to have that much. Now I must use onboard and extra pci-e controller and still I have "only" 8. :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, homeap5 said:

Only m.2 support, nothing else. Your current motherboard is good enough. Great in fact.

That's what i thought, but thought i'd let the oracles of knowledge here confirm for me :)

 

Thanks all :)

 

Josh


I will only ever answer to the best of my ability - there is absolutely no promises that I will be correct. Or helpful. At all.

 

My toaster:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX770 2GB
Case: Antec P180
Storage: Western Digital Blue 1TB
PSU: Corsair HX750
Display(s): AOC 24" 1080p thing, Acer 22" 1600x900 thing
Cooling: EVGA CPU cooler, 1x Silent Wings 2 120mm PWM, 2x Antec standard case fans (3 speed manual)
Keyboard: Steelseries Apex
Mouse: R.A.T 7
Sound: Cheap Aldi chinesium headset, Creative EAX 5.1 speakers
OS: Windows 10

 

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