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September 26, 2012 6:02:06 PM

I am planning a build, and so far I have decided that I want the 660 ti GPU (or 7950...I know) but I am having some trouble with the complicated MB stuff.

I have a build now with the 560ti, but I dont think my MB has PCI express 3.0 so I have to replace it. I am not planning to SLI (or crossfire) I would sooner just buy one more powerful card. So my question is, what is a good affordable MB to go with?

Keep im mind I don't care about Dual Cards, is there a board that is as good as the others in every aspect besides the dual card? I want a good board but I dont want to spend extra money if all i am getting is a feature that I will not use.

I haven't really settled on CPU yet either, I am using AMD now and so far I like it just fine. so intel vs AMD isnt really a major issue either.

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September 26, 2012 6:07:30 PM

PCIe is fully backward and forward compatible. There is no performance difference between them, only a higher ceiling and unless you are going 3-4 way sli/xfire with powerful cards you generally don't need the extra bandwidth.

I would wait until you want more cpu power before upgrading the mobo.
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September 26, 2012 6:11:30 PM

mouse24 said:
PCIe is fully backward and forward compatible. There is no performance difference between them, only a higher ceiling and unless you are going 3-4 way sli/xfire with powerful cards you generally don't need the extra bandwidth.

I would wait until you want more cpu power before upgrading the mobo.


thanks for the response. Im pretty new to this stuff still. Does this mean that I can use the 660 ti with my current board?
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September 26, 2012 6:12:24 PM

I am running AMD Phenom II 1055T, it seems to be holding up quite well, I don't see much need for a new one.
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September 26, 2012 6:19:17 PM

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September 26, 2012 6:20:00 PM

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Yes you can use it with your current board. The 1055T is a good cpu and really doesn't need to be upgraded yet.


Thanks guys you just saved me a whole lotta time and money haha.
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