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Recommended mobo for a i5-760, Crucial C300 SSD. GPU bottleneck?

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November 1, 2010 1:19:08 AM

Hello, I'm upgrading a i5 760 (oc to 4GHz) and keep my ATI 5850 until the ATI 6950 gets released,
I also have a Crucial SSD C300 64GB, I would want to enable the SATA3 6Gb/s.

As i believe a P55 LGA 1156 mobo with SATA3 enabled will take the PCI-E slot down to x8.
will a ATI 6950 saturate the PCi-E x8 lane? some say the 6950 will be close to the performance of a GTX 480.

What mobo do you guys recommend?

Ive seen on forums that the Asus uses a link for better speed but it can bottleneck other parts of the system.

I'm not bothered about USB3 or SLI/Crossfire
going for single ATI to use Eyefinity.

Trying to get the best performance for ARMA 2/OA

Also what memory would be suited (4GB) to the mobo for overclocking the i5-760 to 4GHz and maybe slightly over?


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a c 236 V Motherboard
November 1, 2010 1:30:54 AM

1) Running a single card will have no impact on performance with any motherboard with USB 3.0 & SATA III. It will run at x16. You won't see issues, if at all, until you run dual cards.

2) The motherboard I recommend the most for P55 is the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro but since dual cards aren't in your picture, it isn't necessary. With that said, I would go with the ASUS P7P55D-E LX instead.
November 2, 2010 6:07:42 PM

tecmo34 said:
As for memory, I recommend the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600 for you setup.

thanks for the quick reply, i looked into it a bit more and its put my mind @ rest :-) before I was gonna go for the X58 chipset,
as I was thinking my C300 SSD drive would be forced to sata II speeds, absolutely no need now.


November 11, 2010 11:26:57 PM

Best answer selected by doddie.
a c 136 V Motherboard
November 12, 2010 9:14:00 AM

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