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I'm planning out the purchase of a new PC and am looking for motherboard recommendations. Think new fangled UEFI stuff sounds like a PIA but it seems to invasive. I've been fighting driver issues with my current rig for years and don't want to deal with that any more.
Has anyone recently built a debian system who can recommend a motherboard for a nice smooth install?
Here is what I'm looking to accomplish;
OS : Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit
Proc : mid range i5, LGA1150 looks to be commoun
Use : Web, MS Office via Wine32, light gaming (KSP)
I'll be using an external video card with SSD for the root&home partitions.
It's not such a huge transition. I find it somewhat more flexible than the usual BIOS.
Two known good mobos that I just bought are:
Chipset works well, only had to update the firmware on the ASRock because USB wasn't working properly in the UEFI menu, and the ethernet card works well but doesn't have any download/upload statistics yet. I guess the Gigabyte would be the better one.
I don't use UEFI secure boot anywhere. GPT with bios_grub partition worked fine for me so far, with any board.
Get the cheapest board that meets your requirements, if Intel is more expensive it isn't worth the price IMHO. My last one (a DP35DP) had some issues and went out of favour (no bios updates) rather quickly. Last time I trusted Intel for anything other than their CPUs.
I would have to agree that Intel mobos are likely not worth buying. I also had one and it did have some issues. Look for reviews on mobos to weed out any serious issues with them. Pick the highest rated one from a number of sites and you should be good.