Choosing chipset - i7 2600K Tags: Chipsets Intel i7 PCI Express Motherboards Last response: January 20, 2011 12:14 PM in Motherboards Share ohshaq January 20, 2011 8:26:25 AM hi... i have decided to go with a i7 2600K. Trying to decide between H67 & P67 chipsets. When i see this link, i dont understand a few options in it. 1. PCI Support - Not Supported What is this? Is this same as PCI Express? Do I need to worry about this not supported? 2. PCI Express Revision - 2.0 What does 'Express Revision - 2.0' mean? 3. PCI Express Configurations - x1, x2, x4 This I am a little confused. I thought it comes in 'x1, x4, x8, x16'. Why is x16 & x8 missing? Isn't x16 the latest config? 4. # of PCI Express Ports - 8 I checked this motherboard & could count 7. Does the number signify the number of ports irrespective of configuration? 5. USB Revision - 2.0 I was looking for USB 3.0 support. Dosen't this mean that there is no point in me buying a USB 3.0 hard disk, ect., since my chipset does not. I wont achieve the 3.0 speeds. 6. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology I hope this is supported! Else the processor is not put to its best usage. 7. Advanced Technologies Advanced technologies are available in the processor, but chipset says not supported. Dosent it mean that these options are not available? So many options missing....or am i missing something? also the sockets supported are stated as - FCBGA942. Should this not be 1155 socket? More about : choosing chipset 2600k geekapproved a b V Motherboard January 20, 2011 12:14:15 PM To use the integrated cpu graphics you must use a H series motherboard. To overclock your unlocked cpu, you need a P series motherboard. No you cannot overclock your cpu AND use the integrated graphcis because H series does not support overclocking. I know it doesnt make any sense to me either. Supposedly there is a Z67 coming out later on that will allow both integrated cpu video AND overclocking. P series motherboard either supports 1-16x or 16x/4x or 8x/8x, depending on which model you buy. The most expensive ones are the 8x/8x. Pretty much everything else is going to be about the same depending on which model you pay for. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumChoosing stable motherboard and other components for Core i7 2600k ForumChoosing RAM for Asrock p67 fatality pro and OCing my i7 2600k ForumNeed input and review/advise i52500k or i7 2600k ForumI5 3750k vs i7 2600k ForumI7 980X or i7 2600K I really need some good advice here please ForumTotal build newb, need advice on Motherboard for intel i7 2600k ForumProblem installing Windows 7 with Asrock Z68 extreme 3 gen / i7 2600k ForumNeed help.. Intel i7 950 or a Intel i7 2600k ForumNew PC: I7 2600K + water cooling. Which MB? ForumAMD X6 1100T or Intel i7 2600k Gaming cpu ForumI7 2600k new build thoughts and blessings? ForumCan you get an adapter to make 2 pci express slots? Forum[Solved] New 2600K Build - Need Spec Recommendations ForumNeeded Intel chipset drivers for Windows XP... ForumProblem with integrated graphics on SB 2600k ForumGigabyte GA-P67A-UD5 + 2600K - DEFECTIVEx2 ForumNeed help choosing RAM ForumHow to manually set DDR3 1600 with P67 chipset ForumWhere are AMD chipset drivers hidden? ForumHelp on choosing i5 supported motherboard More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !