Which motherboard to buy?

I basically have all of my components except for my motherboard. I'm not that knowledgeable in motherboards and can't tell the difference between these two motherboards that I have narrowed it down to.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157250
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  1. The GEN3 version (first link) has support for PCI-E 3.0 when paired with a Ivy bridge CPU (not released until 2012). It also includes a couple of extra SATA cables if the pictures on newegg are correct.

    That gives it extra bandwidth for future graphics cards.

    You can decide if the $10 price difference is worth it.
  2. they both are same in features but gen3 has new PCI-E 3.0 which can need the upcoming cards for their native performance yes you can also used the current cards but you can't get any benefit from i5,i7 with use of PCI-E3.0 because current sandy bridge can't support pci 3.0 so you should be lack of performance with using 3.0.

    ivy bridge are the only cpu's that support PCI-E 3.0 fully.
  3. My choice of processor will be Sandy Bridge (i5 2500K). So according to what you guys have said, I should only get the gen3 version if I have a ivy bridge which I won't.

    Also, are there any motherboards that I can get a better deal on? I will be having i5 2500k with a radeon 5870 GPU.
  4. tvhong93 said:
    My choice of processor will be Sandy Bridge (i5 2500K). So according to what you guys have said, I should only get the gen3 version if I have a ivy bridge which I won't.

    Also, are there any motherboards that I can get a better deal on? I will be having i5 2500k with a radeon 5870 GPU.


    extreme is good enough but if you want more powerful then look at asus p8z68 vpro gen3
  5. It also includes a couple of extra SATA cables if the pictures on newegg are correct.
  6. lafings said:
    It also includes a couple of extra SATA cables if the pictures on newegg are correct. http://www.uklv.info/g.php

    :bounce: gamer girl copy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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