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Which motherboard should I buy for my i7 2700k?

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January 3, 2012 6:30:08 PM


I've just bought an i7 2700k and Vengeance Blue 16GB (4x4) DDR3 1600 MHz Quad Channel.

I'm stuck on which motherboard to buy as I'm thinking of overclocking it. I've got a budget of £145 and I've looked at loads of different boards and have no idea what I'm looking at :( 

My main use for my PC is for rendering videos, editing and gaming.

Current Specs:
-Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 CMPSU-650TXV2UK 650W Power Supply
-Vengeance Blue 16GB (4x4) DDR3 1600 MHz Quad Channel
-GPU = Waiting on 7970's release before the build
-Intel CPU Core i7 2700K Quad Core Processor
-Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache

Things the board would need:
-Crossfire Support
-USB 3.0

The boards I've been looking at (on scan):
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 Intel Z68 - £143
Asus P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z68 - £143

Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

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January 3, 2012 7:12:42 PM

No it doesn't support PCI-E gen 3.
January 3, 2012 9:13:08 PM

I prefer Gigabyte b/c of memory speed standards.
March 24, 2013 12:00:36 AM

Asrock Z77 Extreme6

I believe everything you need for £130
It's also the board i'm getting :D