Hey, I'm building a new low budget gaming PC. In order to spend more on the video card and cpu, I was wondering if I could skimp a bit on the mobo I would get. I'm getting a Radeon HD 6870 with an AMD Phenom II X4 970 BE, as well as 8GB 1333 ram. Would this motherboard bottleneck my system, or will it be fine? If so, are there any relatively cheap mobos that won't bottleneck? Thanks for any help in advance
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There is absolutely no reason to be concerned about that board and your Phenom II/HD 6870. I had that board on a build I did just recently and it performed excellent. It's a good budget board. Just don't expect the 2nd PCIe slot at x4 to be a good Xfire solution.