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 127 V Motherboard July 18, 2012 6:26:36 PM 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. Share 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... Score 0 Related resources Which motherboard should I get (cheap, but still good enough) - Forum Is my Motherboard good enough? - Forum Is this motherboard good enough - Forum Is this motherboard good enough for overclocking? - Forum Is that motherboard good enough for me? - 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? Score 0 abekl a b U Graphics card a c 127 V Motherboard July 18, 2012 6:43:23 PM No. Motherboards don't play much into performance. Score 0 Yoshiji July 18, 2012 6:49:53 PM alright, thanks Score 0 Yoshiji July 18, 2012 6:50:00 PM Best answer selected by yoshiji. Score 0 dudewitbow a b 4 Gaming a c 106 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 Score 0 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 Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs Motherboard Good enough Forum SolvedGood enough motherboard to overclock the FX-6300 to 4.3Ghz? Forum SolvedIs M5A78L motherboard good enough for FX-6300 cpu? Forum SolvedIs the ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard good enough? Forum SolvedIs my motherboard good enough?? Forum SolvedIs this motherboard good enough? Forum SolvedWill the sound card that comes with my motherboard be good enough Forum Upgrading to a new cpu is this motherboard good enough ?... Forum Solvedgood motherboards for enough fans and what not. Forum Is my Motherboard good enough for GTX 770?? Forum Motherboard not good enough for GTX770? Forum Is this Motherboard good enough? Forum Solvedwill cheap motherboards be enough for good parts? Forum is my motherboard good enough for overclocking? Forum Good enough motherboard?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !