Motherboard suggestions

I am planning on building a pc, so what should I buy? I would like to oc the i5 2500k and crossfire 7850 in the future. So the requirements are pcie 3.0. And a price from 100 to 150 dollars.
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  1. Thanks for the suggestion, however, I need a motherboard that is sold by amazon, since I am planning on international shipping
  2. Yes, but not sold by amazon
  3. http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GA-Z68AP-D3-Intel-1155-Motherboard/dp/B005M2AQQY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332709513&sr=8-1 This is one sold by amazon but does not have x16 on the second PCIe 3.0 slot, if you are willing to accept that. it is 16x on the first and 4x on the second.

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Z68A-GD55-G3-Intel-Motherboard/dp/B005QK4VU4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1332709630&sr=1-1 is another board that has 2 slots of 16x and ships from Amazon, but it is outside your price range.
  4. unfortunately, they dont ship worldwide for the items you chosen.
  5. I'll keep trying. How flexible is your budget?
  6. to 200$
  7. mabreatsh said:
    I am planning on building a pc, so what should I buy? I would like to oc the i5 2500k and crossfire 7850 in the future. So the requirements are pcie 3.0. And a price from 100 to 150 dollars.



    Here is Asrock with PCIe 3.0 slots
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
  8. There are no options on amazon for international shipping on a pcie 3.0 board with the 1155 socket. However, if you read http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/346225-33-7850-7870-question and are fine with PCIe 2.0, and have another $40 you can add to your budget, you could try:

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-LGA1155-B3-Motherboard-P67A-GD80/dp/B004QGJV8Q/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1332715479&sr=1-3

    I'm honestly not finding any other options for you, sorry.
  9. Quote:
    to 200$


    then that board i just linked would work if you can accept pcie 2.0. The cards you are getting/have are backwards compatable with 2.0.
  10. do you guys think that 7850 would be enough for the next year?
  11. mabreatsh said:
    do you guys think that 7850 would be enough for the next year?



    Yes. Based on the benchmarks on http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148.html, it looks to me to perform roughly the same as a GTX 570 give or take a few fps depending on the game. So long as you aren't running eyefinity or very high resolutions, i don't see a reason why this card wouldn't be able to pull off ultra at good fps on any game on the market.
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