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Does this gigabyte motherboard support legacy bios?

I am upgrading a motherboard to this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128627 But I alsos want reuse my Win 7 hdd. However that hdd is in MBR format. I read online that Legacy bios mode goes with MBR and UEFI bios goes with GPT. I also heard that UEFI bios is finicky with some stuff so either way I want to use legacy mode.

Will this motherboard support the Legacy bios and my MBR 1tb hdd?

I also plan to dual boot Ubuntu linux after I upgrade.

Thanks

EDIT: Will the motherboard automatically use legacy mode, or would I have to select it if it is supported?
EDIT: If it matters my cpu is fx-6120 and my gpu is 7870 core ed
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    No thing wrong with the uefi, because most of us used to the legacy bios. And your MB does support legacy bios and you have to select it inside the bios section, download the manual go to the page 42-43.
    Also your MB support the fx-6120, here is cpu support list: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4642

    Your MB has the pcie2.0X16, the pcie3.0 is backward compatible withe 2.0x16 and 1.0x16 too, and you will not notice the significant performance difference between 2.0X16 and 3.0X16.
    Read the review too. http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/18/pci_express_20_vs_30_gpu_gaming_performance_review/14#.UkoM71OE6dc
  2. cin19 said:
    No thing wrong with the uefi, because most of us used to the legacy bios. And your MB does support legacy bios and you have to select it inside the bios section, download the manual go to the page 42-43.
    Also your MB support the fx-6120, here is cpu support list: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=4642

    Your MB has the pcie2.0X16, the pcie3.0 is backward compatible withe 2.0x16 and 1.0x16 too, and you will not notice the significant performance difference between 2.0X16 and 3.0X16.
    Read the review too. http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/18/pci_express_20_vs_30_gpu_gaming_performance_review/14#.UkoM71OE6dc


    Wow! You really went above and beyond with your answer! Thank you very much!
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