Closed Is this Motherboard good enough? Tags: ASRock Gaming Graphics Cards Motherboards Product Last response: July 20, 2012 8:39 AM in Motherboards Share Yoshiji July 18, 2012 4:28:55 PM I'm looking at building a gaming PC and I'm wondering how much I need to spend on a Motherboard. I'm going to be running and Intel i5 3570K and a Radeon 6870 Graphics card. This is the motherboard I plan on buying: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... My question is, is this motherboard sufficient to support my set up and will I notice any performance increase if I decide to spend more on a different one? Thanks More about : motherboard good Best solution abekl a b U Graphics card a c 125 V Motherboard July 18, 2012 6:26:36 PM Share Two things I don't like about this board. One, it has no USB3 header for front panel USB3. Two, The arrangement of the SATA ports is wierd, putting the 6GPs ports next to the ram seems odd and a pain. fpoon July 18, 2012 6:32:03 PM This one will be much better for about $25 more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Related resources Is this motherboard good enough ? - Forum Will the sound card that comes with my motherboard be good enough - Forum Motherboard good enough for these GPU's? - Forum Can someone help me get a new MotherBoard I have a good enough GPU - Forum Is my pc good enough ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Yoshiji July 18, 2012 6:41:32 PM Ok, I'll probably end up getting that one. However, just for curiosity's sake, would I notice and significant difference performance-wise between the two? abekl a b U Graphics card a c 125 V Motherboard July 18, 2012 6:43:23 PM No. Motherboards don't play much into performance. Yoshiji July 18, 2012 6:49:53 PM alright, thanks Yoshiji July 18, 2012 6:50:00 PM Best answer selected by yoshiji. dudewitbow a b 4 Gaming a c 107 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard July 18, 2012 6:55:46 PM the difference between the two is that the extreme4 will sli/crossfire better due to 8x/8x vs 16x/4x, Overclock better because it goes through a 8+4 power phase vs 4+2 power phase performance wise nikorr a b 4 Gaming a b U Graphics card a c 328 V Motherboard July 20, 2012 8:39:40 AM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Is this a good enough parts for a Gaming Rig Forum Good enough for a gaming pc ? Forum Are my specs good enough to run games on ultra or high? Forum Good Enough ? Forum Is the intel G620 CPU good enough for graphic design Forum Good enough very budget Gaming PC for my needs? Forum Good enough psu? Forum Is my psu good enough for hd 7870 Forum Motherboard good enough for 805? Forum Good enough for gaming? Forum Purchasing new Motherboad + GPU. PSU good enough ? Motherboard advice! Forum "Reboot and select Proper boot device" Forum [Solved] Asus p8z77-v motherboard wont power up Forum How do i know if the motherboard will fit? Forum [Solved] Which motherboard is best Intel or Asus or Gigabyte Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !