I chose this as it seems the closest 'future proofing' processor for a 4 year gaming build, with video editing/encoding.
Today I'm deciding which board to purchase. I haven't been overclocking since the Pentium 4 and Athlon XP days so not sure if that's important to me now..but might be later which is another reason I chose the 'k' unlocked processor. That in mind..I've picked out a few motherboards that stand out to be rich with quality/features.
Im a big fan of MSI, Asus has been a major hit or a minor miss for me int he past 3 years, but i know they're quality..so here we go.
That's a pretty crazy value for that price point..am i getting anything from that board that im not getting with the others? visa versa?
they arnt PCI 3 x16... maybe pci 3 x16 x1 and the others are gen 2 x8/x4
3 pci--е Gen 3 !
And 4 of 5 stars , at newegg
Ok. Let me restate this.
It is impossible for any current cpu's at a consumer level to handel 3x Gen3 PCIe. My MSI GD-65 Can interchange what speed the PCIe slots run at, like setting PCI root 0 to be gen3 for a gaming gpu and PCI root 1 to Gen2 for a computer card.
Also, Current Intel CPU's only support 1x x16 PCIe. So it is impossible to have 3x PCIe Gen3 Slots running at x16 without using at least dual Intel Xeon CPU's.
Honestly, he should just go 2011 w/ 4930K, best $/P and not to mention 2011 seems to be the only real Intel Upgrade path...