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Which motherboard should i use ?

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February 18, 2012 7:37:30 PM

hey i was planning on getting a motherboard for a i5 2500k and gigabyte gtx 560 ti with 8 gigs of corsair ram, and a 750W psu,i was wondering wich motherboard would be good for these parts also will their be a difference in performance with each motherboard ? or it doesn't matter which one i get ?

MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

hear are the links if you need more info

also is PCI 3.0 compatible with a PCI 2.0 ?

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February 18, 2012 8:49:40 PM

PCIe 3.0 slots are backward compatible with 2.0 cards.

Both are good boards, although I would opt for the ASRock as it is Z68; personally I like the ASUS P8Z68V, have used 4 or 5 for builds and they perform great, and have x8/x8 PCIe slots rather than the usual x16/x4 for many budget boards, which allows dual GPU or RAID cards with higher performance.