Surfer here....I hope all has been well. It's been a while, as usual recently. \n\nI'm building two new machines for the shop. One is a work station that my parts rep will use. Dual screens, nothing crazy. The other will be my Hub machine for use with my daily office requirements as well as supporting additional network connections for device configuration uploads, more USB 2/3 sockets, a couple of hard drives for data storage and documentation, virtual machine potential, and anything else I want to make it do. Here's the thing....\n\nI want Windows 7. FML if I can't work through thousands of boards to narrow down where I can get one that will hold a CPU with enough cores to handle processing but doesn't have a BIOS that requires Windows 10 security functions. Most of what I've gotten in the past is ASUS boards. So far, I find ones that are higher than I want to spend or otherwise not up to par equipment-wise. A board with potential for 32GB of memory and a quad core or higher Intel CPU is where I'm pointed. \n\nAsus was my go to for a while. I used to use Gigabyte video cards a while back (when I first signed up to this site, actually). Those cards would fail, leading one to believe they were crap quality. I'm sure it didn't have anything to do with cramming them in a metal cigar box with all the other stuff and expecting it to run 24/7, right?\n\nWho is your go to for system parts? Do you have a preferred manufacturer? Who should I stay away from? Comment below.