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June 14, 2013 12:24:40 PM

Should my motherboard cost more then my GPU? Will I bottleneck if I have a more expansive GPU?

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June 14, 2013 12:40:26 PM

:S what motherboard and what graphics card are you talking about in fact what are the systems specs. Dont spend more then 150$ on a motherboard its a complete waste
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June 14, 2013 12:42:23 PM

firo40 said:
:S what motherboard and what graphics card are you talking about in fact what are the systems specs. Dont spend more then 150$ on a motherboard its a complete waste


AsRock Extreme6 motherboard (125 GBP), Gigabyte Nvidia GTX660(2gb), Intel i5 3570k
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June 14, 2013 12:45:49 PM

Why do you want a motherboard that expensive have you considered getting the extreme 4 instead its just as good. Youre not going to get better performance with the extreme 6
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June 14, 2013 12:48:31 PM

A motherboard is hardware that allows your CPU,RAM, GFX and storage/optical drives to communicate. The only bottlenecking you should encounter is with the previously mentioned components that attach to the motherboard. For regular use a budget motherboard is acceptable. For overclocking with a suitable overclockable processor you will need to pay a small premium to get a capable motherboard. For gaming, no motherboard should cost more than the GFX card you put into it.
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June 14, 2013 12:50:28 PM

The extreme 4 overclocks the same as the extreme 6 even the only differance is better i/o whos going to use more ports anyways
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June 14, 2013 12:52:37 PM

Peter Moyes said:
firo40 said:
:S what motherboard and what graphics card are you talking about in fact what are the systems specs. Dont spend more then 150$ on a motherboard its a complete waste


AsRock Extreme6 motherboard (125 GBP), Gigabyte Nvidia GTX660(2gb), Intel i5 3570k


The only reason to pick that board is if you've got an extra 2 GTX660's lying around or will have in the immediate future.
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June 14, 2013 12:53:20 PM

firo40 said:
Why do you want a motherboard that expensive have you considered getting the extreme 4 instead its just as good. Youre not going to get better performance with the extreme 6


Thanks for the tip!
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June 14, 2013 12:56:09 PM

The Extreme6 has better VRM than the Extreme4. For the price, I would recommend a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H.
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June 14, 2013 12:59:27 PM

Peter Moyes said:
Should my motherboard cost more then my GPU?

If you don't require a GPU or won't make use of a strong GPU like in HTPC cases, then yes. Otherwise, no.


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Will I bottleneck if I have a more expansive GPU?

A motherboard doesn't bottleneck a GPU as long as it can supply the necessary bandwidth.
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