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focusrite and motherboards Audio Interfaces
Old 23rd April 2017
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focusrite and motherboards

I have a focusrite 18i20 I am looking to build a new computer. I am considering using Asus H110M-A or Asus H170 Pro does anybody have any experience with these motherboards and windows 10 ???
Old 24th April 2017
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why does a motherboard matter when choosing an interface?
Old 24th April 2017
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why does a motherboard matter when choosing an interface?

I already have the interface .. I am considering using one of those 2 mother boards and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with them as they are BOTH supposed to be good when building a computer for audio work
Old 24th April 2017
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why does a motherboard matter when choosing an interface?
Becasue some motherboards don't have the correct interface connections, like Thunderbolt 1/2/3 or USB 3.1 gen 2 (aka USB-C), or Firewire, or some have chipsets that are wholly incompatible with usage for certain interfaces. Back in the day, any motherboard that didn't use the Texas Instruments Firewire controller was a no go for most Firewire interfaces.

However, the OPs interface is a USB 2 audio interface and should work are darn near any motherboard.

I use a first Gen Scarlett 18i20, it has worked on two different laptops and one First Gen Mac Pro that I have used it on without issues (once they got the drivers straightened out).

OP, I would look for a motherboard with onboard support for both USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10gbps) and Thunderbolt 3 using the new USB Type-C connection just for future proofedness, as well as a couple of NVMe sockets for high end SSDs.
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