Intel’s Z270 platform reigns supreme for compact mini-ITX motherboard builds. This isn’t just because Intel is a clear leader in power efficiency terms, even after AMD’s significant leap forward with Ryzen, but also because there is considerably more choice for Intel’s mainstream platform.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips