Which motherboard should I buy for my i7 2700k? Tags: Motherboards Intel i7 Product Last response: March 24, 2013 12:00 AM in Motherboards Share ImFakeFiction January 3, 2012 6:30:08 PM Hello, 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 -SATA III 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! More about : motherboard buy 2700k mikeangs2004 January 3, 2012 6:45:29 PM get this one: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... It supports PCI-E 3 and all your needs at the cheapest price. ImFakeFiction January 3, 2012 6:53:30 PM Thank you. I was just looking at another model of that board for £124 which is selling cheap for clearance. What's your opinion of this board and is it better than the one you linked me? Thanks again. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z68x-ud5-b3-... Related resources Which CPU should I get? 2600k, 2700k or 3770k - Forum Core i7 2700k OverClock Settings - Forum Power supply for i7 2700k - Forum Intel core i7 2700k vs 2600k - Forum I7 2700k + GTX 680 ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mikeangs2004 January 3, 2012 7:12:42 PM No it doesn't support PCI-E gen 3. ImFakeFiction January 3, 2012 7:24:09 PM Hmm, could push to £150 and get this? http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p8z68-v-pro-gen3-in... Thoughts? Thanks you mikeangs2004 January 3, 2012 9:13:08 PM I prefer Gigabyte b/c of memory speed standards. filipzetomic 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumI7 2700k or I5 2550k ForumBuilding new pc with intel i7 2700k :-) Forum$1500 Complete Build - ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 - GTX570 - i7 2700K ForumMotherboard for a i7 2700k and gtx 680 Forum3570K to 3930K or 2700K ForumI7 - 2700k OC @4.5Ghz Help! ForumWill an Intel Core i7 2700K bottleneck an AMD HD 7850 Graphics Card ForumI7 2700K Sandy Bridge core temps false? ForumI7 2700k Processor Underperforming ForumI7 2700k or amd fx 4300 Vishera ForumGaming computer: 2500k vs 2700k vs a new GPU ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumHelp choosing motherboard ForumCase fans not working when molex cable connected to mobo ForumAsus motherboard support core i5 with pci slot More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !