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Ivy Bridge with PCIe 3.0?

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August 21, 2012 10:44:04 PM

Hello,
Im building my first gaming rig, and I'm want to know if the Intel i5 3570K Ivy Bridge processor ( http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... ) is compatible with the MSI N660 Ti 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ).

I would like a suggestion as to what motherboard would be good to use with these two components.

I'm looking at the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

or the AsRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


Additional details;
I live near a Micro Center (prefer to buy parts from there)

System Specs;


CPU- Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA

Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard ???

GPU-MSI N660 Ti 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB ???

RAM; Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM ($50.00)

PSU: CORSAIR CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Internal HDD; 1TB SeaGate Barracuda HDD

Boot up SSD: 64 GB Samsung SSD

Drive; Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98

Case: CoolMaster HAF 922 OR Nzxt Phanton 421 red

Need advice on PSU

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August 22, 2012 12:00:42 AM

You don't need pci express 3, the pci express interface is fully backwards compatible. Your power supply is fine, and the rest looks decent however i would go with a slightly larger ssd, I recommend a 120gig ocz ssd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The only brand I trust and they are generally faster than all the rest OCZ
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August 22, 2012 1:47:08 AM

vegettonox said:
You don't need pci express 3, the pci express interface is fully backwards compatible. Your power supply is fine, and the rest looks decent however i would go with a slightly larger ssd, I recommend a 120gig ocz ssd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The only brand I trust and they are generally faster than all the rest OCZ


So essentially I can use my PCIe 3.0 graphics card in a PCIe 2.0 slot?
Sorry, I'm a total noob
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August 22, 2012 1:49:24 AM

Bluefusion said:
So essentially I can use my PCIe 3.0 graphics card in a PCIe 2.0 slot?
Sorry, I'm a total noob

Yes.
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August 22, 2012 2:46:19 AM

Yes, but Z77 boards all come with PCIE 3.0 regardless.
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