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August 5, 2013 2:17:15 AM

Hi,

I have a computer that I have recently upgraded to Windows 8, but my motherboard does not support the OS. And this has caused to many system crashes so I have decided to find another board,

I am currently using a Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2, which I believe is a micro-ATX board with AM3 support. I do not want to replace my case, so I have 2 questions:

1) Is there a way to change the panel on the back of the case so that the connectors on the motherboard can be different?
2) If not, then can anyone find a Windows 8 compatible board that will house my AMD FX-4170 CPU with the same connectors as my old board?

Thank you for any help that you can give on this matter.

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August 5, 2013 2:27:58 AM

GandhiMonroe said:
Hi,

I have a computer that I have recently upgraded to Windows 8, but my motherboard does not support the OS. And this has caused to many system crashes so I have decided to find another board,

I am currently using a Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2, which I believe is a micro-ATX board with AM3 support. I do not want to replace my case, so I have 2 questions:

1) Is there a way to change the panel on the back of the case so that the connectors on the motherboard can be different?
2) If not, then can anyone find a Windows 8 compatible board that will house my AMD FX-4170 CPU with the same connectors as my old board?

Thank you for any help that you can give on this matter.


all motherboard come with the i/o Panel , you dont need to worry about that. just remove he old panel and install the new one

those are removable :



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August 5, 2013 2:33:00 AM

SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
Hi,

I have a computer that I have recently upgraded to Windows 8, but my motherboard does not support the OS. And this has caused to many system crashes so I have decided to find another board,

I am currently using a Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2, which I believe is a micro-ATX board with AM3 support. I do not want to replace my case, so I have 2 questions:

1) Is there a way to change the panel on the back of the case so that the connectors on the motherboard can be different?
2) If not, then can anyone find a Windows 8 compatible board that will house my AMD FX-4170 CPU with the same connectors as my old board?

Thank you for any help that you can give on this matter.


all motherboard come with the i/o Panel , you dont need to worry about that. just remove he old panel and install the new one

those are removable :





But at the back of my computer, the slots for the connectors are on a metal plate, so is the plate interchangeable?
(Sorry if this is a bad explanation)
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August 5, 2013 2:44:33 AM

GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
Hi,

I have a computer that I have recently upgraded to Windows 8, but my motherboard does not support the OS. And this has caused to many system crashes so I have decided to find another board,

I am currently using a Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2, which I believe is a micro-ATX board with AM3 support. I do not want to replace my case, so I have 2 questions:

1) Is there a way to change the panel on the back of the case so that the connectors on the motherboard can be different?
2) If not, then can anyone find a Windows 8 compatible board that will house my AMD FX-4170 CPU with the same connectors as my old board?

Thank you for any help that you can give on this matter.


all motherboard come with the i/o Panel , you dont need to worry about that. just remove he old panel and install the new one

those are removable :





But at the back of my computer, the slots for the connectors are on a metal plate, so is the plate interchangeable?
(Sorry if this is a bad explanation)


depends if that plate is part of the pc case or like the photo I showed you

can you give me the name of the case? or pc Model number ?

also changing the case is easy

how much do you want to pay for motherboard and case max ? so I find you good deal ?

changing the case is easy ...
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August 5, 2013 2:51:21 AM

SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
Hi,

I have a computer that I have recently upgraded to Windows 8, but my motherboard does not support the OS. And this has caused to many system crashes so I have decided to find another board,

I am currently using a Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2, which I believe is a micro-ATX board with AM3 support. I do not want to replace my case, so I have 2 questions:

1) Is there a way to change the panel on the back of the case so that the connectors on the motherboard can be different?
2) If not, then can anyone find a Windows 8 compatible board that will house my AMD FX-4170 CPU with the same connectors as my old board?

Thank you for any help that you can give on this matter.


all motherboard come with the i/o Panel , you dont need to worry about that. just remove he old panel and install the new one

those are removable :





But at the back of my computer, the slots for the connectors are on a metal plate, so is the plate interchangeable?
(Sorry if this is a bad explanation)


depends if that plate is part of the pc case or like the photo I showed you

can you give me the name of the case? or pc Model number ?

also changing the case is easy

how much do you want to pay for motherboard and case max ? so I find you good deal ?

changing the case is easy ...


The case is a: CiT Vantage Black Midi Gaming Tower (i think)

For a motherboard i would be looking to spend £50 max, maybe stretch to £70 if required. For board and case, i would be willing to spend £100 - £120
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August 5, 2013 2:54:20 AM

GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
Hi,

I have a computer that I have recently upgraded to Windows 8, but my motherboard does not support the OS. And this has caused to many system crashes so I have decided to find another board,

I am currently using a Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2, which I believe is a micro-ATX board with AM3 support. I do not want to replace my case, so I have 2 questions:

1) Is there a way to change the panel on the back of the case so that the connectors on the motherboard can be different?
2) If not, then can anyone find a Windows 8 compatible board that will house my AMD FX-4170 CPU with the same connectors as my old board?

Thank you for any help that you can give on this matter.


all motherboard come with the i/o Panel , you dont need to worry about that. just remove he old panel and install the new one

those are removable :





But at the back of my computer, the slots for the connectors are on a metal plate, so is the plate interchangeable?
(Sorry if this is a bad explanation)


depends if that plate is part of the pc case or like the photo I showed you

can you give me the name of the case? or pc Model number ?

also changing the case is easy

how much do you want to pay for motherboard and case max ? so I find you good deal ?

changing the case is easy ...


The case is a: CiT Vantage Black Midi Gaming Tower (i think)

For a motherboard i would be looking to spend £50 max, maybe stretch to £70 if required. For board and case, i would be willing to spend £100 - £120


if this one then you are ok and can put Full ATX motherboard there too

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-Vantage-Gaming-Audio-Reader...

no worries
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August 5, 2013 2:56:46 AM

SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
Hi,

I have a computer that I have recently upgraded to Windows 8, but my motherboard does not support the OS. And this has caused to many system crashes so I have decided to find another board,

I am currently using a Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2, which I believe is a micro-ATX board with AM3 support. I do not want to replace my case, so I have 2 questions:

1) Is there a way to change the panel on the back of the case so that the connectors on the motherboard can be different?
2) If not, then can anyone find a Windows 8 compatible board that will house my AMD FX-4170 CPU with the same connectors as my old board?

Thank you for any help that you can give on this matter.


all motherboard come with the i/o Panel , you dont need to worry about that. just remove he old panel and install the new one

those are removable :





But at the back of my computer, the slots for the connectors are on a metal plate, so is the plate interchangeable?
(Sorry if this is a bad explanation)


depends if that plate is part of the pc case or like the photo I showed you

can you give me the name of the case? or pc Model number ?

also changing the case is easy

how much do you want to pay for motherboard and case max ? so I find you good deal ?

changing the case is easy ...


The case is a: CiT Vantage Black Midi Gaming Tower (i think)

For a motherboard i would be looking to spend £50 max, maybe stretch to £70 if required. For board and case, i would be willing to spend £100 - £120


if this one then you are ok and can put Full ATX motherboard there too

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-Vantage-Gaming-Audio-Reader...

no worries


It is that board, is there any sort of advantage of having an ATX board over a micro-ATX board?
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August 5, 2013 3:00:37 AM

GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
Hi,

I have a computer that I have recently upgraded to Windows 8, but my motherboard does not support the OS. And this has caused to many system crashes so I have decided to find another board,

I am currently using a Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2, which I believe is a micro-ATX board with AM3 support. I do not want to replace my case, so I have 2 questions:

1) Is there a way to change the panel on the back of the case so that the connectors on the motherboard can be different?
2) If not, then can anyone find a Windows 8 compatible board that will house my AMD FX-4170 CPU with the same connectors as my old board?

Thank you for any help that you can give on this matter.


all motherboard come with the i/o Panel , you dont need to worry about that. just remove he old panel and install the new one

those are removable :





But at the back of my computer, the slots for the connectors are on a metal plate, so is the plate interchangeable?
(Sorry if this is a bad explanation)


depends if that plate is part of the pc case or like the photo I showed you

can you give me the name of the case? or pc Model number ?

also changing the case is easy

how much do you want to pay for motherboard and case max ? so I find you good deal ?

changing the case is easy ...


The case is a: CiT Vantage Black Midi Gaming Tower (i think)

For a motherboard i would be looking to spend £50 max, maybe stretch to £70 if required. For board and case, i would be willing to spend £100 - £120


if this one then you are ok and can put Full ATX motherboard there too

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-Vantage-Gaming-Audio-Reader...

no worries


It is that board, is there any sort of advantage of having an ATX board over a micro-ATX board?


yes , good new motherboards with good chipset come only with ATX for AMD

like USB3 , SATA 3 ... I will see one for you for 50 pounds

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August 5, 2013 3:14:10 AM

ok here is your best choice for 50 pounds

MSI 970A-G46 (be sure it is G46)

sold here for 50 pounds :

http://www.lambda-tek.com/970A-G46-MSI-AM3-AMD970-4-DDR...

read about it here :

it has good choices and support your CPU , and support windows 8

970A-G46

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=Overv...

here is the CPU support list , you will find your CPU there :) 

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=CPUSu...


is a good board

dont go for cheaper ...
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August 5, 2013 3:28:18 AM

SNA3 said:
ok here is your best choice for 50 pounds

MSI 970A-G46 (be sure it is G46)

sold here for 50 pounds :

http://www.lambda-tek.com/970A-G46-MSI-AM3-AMD970-4-DDR...

read about it here :

it has good choices and support your CPU , and support windows 8

970A-G46

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=Overv...

here is the CPU support list , you will find your CPU there :) 

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=CPUSu...


is a good board

dont go for cheaper ...


Thank you very much for your help SNA3, i will buy that board as soon as i can.
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August 5, 2013 3:49:06 AM

GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
ok here is your best choice for 50 pounds

MSI 970A-G46 (be sure it is G46)

sold here for 50 pounds :

http://www.lambda-tek.com/970A-G46-MSI-AM3-AMD970-4-DDR...

read about it here :

it has good choices and support your CPU , and support windows 8

970A-G46

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=Overv...

here is the CPU support list , you will find your CPU there :) 

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=CPUSu...


is a good board

dont go for cheaper ...


Thank you very much for your help SNA3, i will buy that board as soon as i can.


np :)  , I noticed one thing ... your old Motherboard has onboard graphics , are you using onboard Graphics or using a dedicated Graphic card ?
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August 5, 2013 3:57:18 AM

SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
ok here is your best choice for 50 pounds

MSI 970A-G46 (be sure it is G46)

sold here for 50 pounds :

http://www.lambda-tek.com/970A-G46-MSI-AM3-AMD970-4-DDR...

read about it here :

it has good choices and support your CPU , and support windows 8

970A-G46

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=Overv...

here is the CPU support list , you will find your CPU there :) 

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=CPUSu...


is a good board

dont go for cheaper ...


Thank you very much for your help SNA3, i will buy that board as soon as i can.


np :)  , I noticed one thing ... your old Motherboard has onboard graphics , are you using onboard Graphics or using a dedicated Graphic card ?


I'm using an ATI Radeon HD 6670
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August 5, 2013 4:48:21 AM

GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
GandhiMonroe said:
SNA3 said:
ok here is your best choice for 50 pounds

MSI 970A-G46 (be sure it is G46)

sold here for 50 pounds :

http://www.lambda-tek.com/970A-G46-MSI-AM3-AMD970-4-DDR...

read about it here :

it has good choices and support your CPU , and support windows 8

970A-G46

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=Overv...

here is the CPU support list , you will find your CPU there :) 

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=CPUSu...


is a good board

dont go for cheaper ...


Thank you very much for your help SNA3, i will buy that board as soon as i can.


np :)  , I noticed one thing ... your old Motherboard has onboard graphics , are you using onboard Graphics or using a dedicated Graphic card ?


I'm using an ATI Radeon HD 6670


ok no problems then :) 
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