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Mobo upgrade 3rd gen

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June 19, 2012 5:47:13 AM

Hello,
I will be upgrading soon to a gtx 670, which 3rd gen mobo would compliment this card.
Thanks in advance

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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 19, 2012 6:38:20 AM

And your budget?
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 19, 2012 6:38:33 AM

Your CPU is?

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June 19, 2012 11:15:20 AM

I5 2500k CPU,budget being 150-200 pounds,thanks
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 19, 2012 11:19:08 AM

Only 1 GPU card?
June 19, 2012 12:14:31 PM

Yes,just one.....the zotac gtx670 amp which I think takes up 3 slots.
June 19, 2012 1:00:55 PM

Funny...I've had my eye on the sabertooth.
Any thoughts on this Asrock z77 EXtreme6....I like the fact you can control Internet bandwidth
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 19, 2012 1:05:19 PM

Also great mobo.
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 19, 2012 1:06:13 PM

Sabertooth has 5 year warranty : )
June 19, 2012 2:38:09 PM

Thanks for your time
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 717 V Motherboard
June 19, 2012 3:31:11 PM

There is absolutely NO benefit on purchasing a 'GEN3' LGA 1155 if you already have a 'GEN2' LGA 1155 MOBO.

The only GEN3 vs GEN2 benefit I've seen is 4-WAY SLI GTX 680's running on >HD resolution ~5760x1080 (multiple monitors). Anything less was of no benefit.
June 19, 2012 3:34:10 PM

So all this frame boost with the 3.0 slots are pie in the sky..
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 717 V Motherboard
June 19, 2012 3:41:55 PM

Pretty much for 99.999% of the folks. Running a single GPU (ANY) on PCIe 2.0 x16 vs PCIe 3.0 x16 on a HD (1920x1080) makes ZERO difference. Now once 4K monitors are the 'norm' and you're looking still at multiple GPU's then sure -- long way off.

Check out this thread and form your own conclusion - http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=1537816
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 717 V Motherboard
June 19, 2012 3:55:07 PM

One more thing, in order to have PCIe 3.0 everything MUST be PCIe 3.0 compliant:
1. GPU: GTX 600 series or HD 7000 series
2. CPU: Ivy Bridge ; the i5-2500K is PCIe 2.0
3. MOBO: GEN3 or newer e.g. Z77's

If any of the (3) three is PCIe 2.0 then you get PCIe 2.0 link speed.
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