Looking for a new motherboard

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Jan 6, 2017
  1. Noctosphere
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    Hello
    I'm not sure if I'm gonna need a new motherboard but I'm still looking for a new one just in case,
    I just got a SSD for christmas so I may need a new MB to connect my main HDD and my new SSD.
    (In case I don't have 2 sata connector)
    So, what do you recommend to me, here are my needs :
    lot of usb 2.0 and at least 2 usb 3.0 (usb 3.1 are optional)
    at least 4 ram slot (I have 4 4gb ram stick, so I need at least 4 slot)
    at least 1 gpu slot (obviously, but i say it because i only have one gpu, not 2 or 3, so i dont need more)
    If theres anything else you need to know, please let me know, thanks
     
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    Member Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    What cpu?

    If it's the one you have in your specs, then your choice will come down to whatever you can get on the used market as 1155 socket boards haven't been in production for years. Unless there is something wrong with the current board, not sure why you would need to. Don't think any 1155 boards with just a single sata port exist and stuff like usb3 can be taken care of with a pcie card.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you will have more than one SATA connector.
     
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    most boards have at least 4 sata connectors. but thell us, are you using amd or intel and what socket?
     
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    If you run out of SATA ports, one option is getting a SATA expansion card to go in the PCIe slots. Cheap ones have two ports.
     
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    alright, so my motherboard is fine, i guess.
    there was 6 sata connector, 2 orange, 4 black.
    The two orange were already set, one for my main HDD, the other for my bdrom reader/writter.
    So I plugged my SSD in one of the black sata connector.
    However, I face a new problem. My SSD doesnt appear in my computer.
    It appears in some kind of Samsung manager that came in a cd with the ssd, but not in window explorer.
    How do i fix that?
    BTW: it's a ssd samsung 850 evo
     
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    If you have windows 10 or 8 just open 'Disk Management" by searching for it in the start menu. Then check to see if you can mount the filesystem and format it by right clicking your SSD.
     
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    I can'T find Disk Management, is it in a directory?

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    nvm, i found it by right clicking on start menu
     

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