New gaming rig, what mobo? Tags: Motherboards Last response: June 22, 2012 11:45 AM in Motherboards Share tim_bethany June 20, 2012 11:57:22 AM Hello, im going to be building a new rig in the next few months (as soon as i have enough money) I am wondering 2 things: 1. shall i go AMD or Intel? im a AMD fan but as i want to buy all new parts i cant get hold of a 1100t so my only option are the bulldozers and a lot of people say the i5's are a better bet. so AMD Bulldozer FX-6 6200 OR Intel i5 3570k? 2. i will eventually want to crossfire (never done it) do i need a mobo that has 2 x 16x lanes? or is it not necessary? and what would you recommend? i will be playing a lot of CSS, COD, Diablo 3 on a 2 x 1080p 22" monitors the rest of the components are: Case - HAF X Cooler - H100 GPU - HD 6870 x 2 later RAM - 8GB HDD - 1TB Spinpoint Thanks Tim More about : gaming rig mobo tim_bethany June 21, 2012 9:28:19 AM Overclocking is a must as well tim_bethany June 22, 2012 11:45:04 AM Anyone? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat is the 'best' mobo for z77 gaming rig? Forum SolvedAttempting to build a new gaming rig but no signal is going through to the monitor and there is no beep from the MOBO Forum SolvedNew gaming rig need help with mobo Forum SolvedWhat should I upgrade next ? For a gaming rig . New graphics card , cpu, ram, hard drive? Forum SolvedWhat would you recommend for my new PC gaming rig? Forum SolvedWill this setup work for new gaming rig? Which mobo? Forum SolvedWhat will be limiting me on my new gaming rig Forum SolvedNew gaming rig, need an AM3 mobo. Forum SolvedWhat should I do with my new gaming rig? Forum SolvedBuilding new Gaming RIG - Need some tips on what to get Forum What Can I Run On My New Gaming Rig? Forum SolvedNew Gaming Rig - What do you think? :P Forum What mobo should I buy for gaming rig with OC Forum Building new gaming rig, i7 4770k - need a kick ass mobo Forum SolvedWhat games should i test with this new rig? Forum Solved[New Gaming Rig] - Let me know what you all think! Forum SolvedNew Gaming Rig in 4 mo, cpu and what to buy now or later? Forum Seeking Advice for New GPU, CPU, RAM, and possibly Mobo for Gaming Rig Forum What is the best Pcu and mobo for gaming rig ? Forum SolvedNew gaming rig. What do you think? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !