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 Should I unpark my stock i7 2700K? - Forum when should i upgrade my i7 2700k - Forum Should I get an i7 2700k or an i7 3770k? - Forum Which motherboard should I buy? July-2014 - Forum Which msi z97 motherboard should i choose for i7 4770k? - 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 Solvedwhich motherboard should i buy? Forum Solvedwhich motherboard should i buy? Forum SolvedWhich is better for gaming? i5-4670K or i7 2700K Forum SolvedWhich motherboard should I buy? Forum Solvedwhich motherboard should i buy below Rs7000? Forum SolvedNeed Help Regarding which motherboard i should buy? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard should I buy? Forum SolvedWhich Motherboard should I buy? Forum SolvedShould i get the i5 2500k or the i7 2700k for gaming? Forum SolvedWhich of these motherboard should i get for dual GTX 760's and i7 4770k HELP!(in description) Forum SolvedWhich 970/SB950 Motherboard should I buy? What are the differences between these M.Boards? Forum SolvedWhich Motherboard Should i buy? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard should i buy Forum SolvedWhich Motherboard Should I Buy? — GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 vs. ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 Forum SolvedWhich Motherboard Should I Buy? — GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 vs. ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !