Closed Recommended mobo for a i5-760, Crucial C300 SSD. GPU bottleneck? Tags: Motherboards Intel i5 ATI Product Last response: November 12, 2010 9:14 AM in Motherboards Share doddie 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? Thanks More about : recommended mobo 760 crucial c300 ssd gpu bottleneck Best solution tecmo34 a c 234 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. tecmo34 a c 234 V Motherboard November 1, 2010 1:34:43 AM As for memory, I recommend the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600 for you setup. Related resources Windows Experience Index : Low performance with Crucial C300 SSD ?!? - Forum $1,000 i5-760 First Build, few choices left. Please Help - Forum BestConfigs - High-End Intel Gaming PC - Forum Crucial m4 vs Crucial C300 - Forum OCZ Vertex 2 60GB vs Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer doddie 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. cheers doddie November 11, 2010 11:26:57 PM Best answer selected by doddie. Maziar a c 135 V Motherboard November 12, 2010 9:14:00 AM This topic has been closed by Maziar Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCrucial Sata III or Intel Sata II ssd ? ForumHow to setup SSD with new build win7 64? Forumx8 when using sata3 SSD ? ForumNeed some major help with this nice gaming machine. ForumAdvice for building a mid-high range computer ForumC300 ssd 3gb/s vs 6gb/s ForumC300 ssd switches from 6gb/s to 3gb/s on it's own ForumStrange Boot situation on Z77 More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !