Upgrade - Motherboard advice needed!

after a couple of years it’s time to upgrade again. My old machine has, if I recall this right, a core 2 duo E6300 processor. Since I have 2 UAD cards, I will not need the highest performance machine, but am looking for a good performance/price ratio. As for now, I think I am going for an AMD Phenom X4 965 , which should deliver double the CPU performance in Cubase - that should be enough for the next years… #5950x board

Any advice on compatible motherboards?

should be/have:

  • compatible with: Line 6 TonePort UX8 (USB-Audio Interface)
  • compatible with UAD-2 card (and preferrably the UAD-1 card, though I’d be willing to upgrade to a second UAD-2)
  • (at least one) USB-3 port
  • (at least one) eSATA port
  • (preferrably) onboard graphics (all the GPU needs to do is show the Cubase window, so I’s like to go with the cheapest option. Recommendations for a cheap external card welcome!)

In 2022?!

I hope you mean Ryzen 9 5950x?