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Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA1155 is it a good match for ?

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January 7, 2013 8:13:16 PM

Hello, I'm a super noob to this so bare with me. This my first build so I'm not going to tackle Oc'ing right out the blocks. I just ordered a Gigabyte intel z77 lga1155 im just trying to figure out if the ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 would be a good match up? I also ordered a i5-3570 processor. I was thinking of getting two HD7870's but 1 the wife would have my head and 2 I think I would run into a bottle neck issue with the mobo if I'm not mistaken. Any help would be awesome thanks.
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January 7, 2013 9:36:40 PM

a single 7870 will run any game
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January 8, 2013 1:47:50 AM

Running 2 7870s in Crossfire, you won't bottleneck. The 7870 is PCIe3.0. So running 1 will have it at PCIe3.0 x16. If you decided to run them in crossfire, they will be running at PCIe3.0 x8 for each card. You'll be fine.

That card will work just fine with that MOBO.
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January 8, 2013 1:49:03 AM

Okay. The problem with your build (will run but with matching issues) will be your board to your cpu. Your cpu is non-k but your board is z77. that is (non overclock cpu to overclock board). You should make up your mind if you plan to oc or not. that is.

overclock
z77 - i5 3570k

non-overclock
h77 - i5 3570/3470

There would be no bottle issue with the mobo with your gpu ofcourse. normally, bottleneck happens between your cpu choice and gpu choice. but in your case it would not really bottleneck any of the two. But there would be room for upgrade on your gpu. but your cpu will be fine.
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January 11, 2013 8:31:23 PM

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January 11, 2013 8:35:33 PM

admbautista said:
Okay. The problem with your build (will run but with matching issues) will be your board to your cpu. Your cpu is non-k but your board is z77. that is (non overclock cpu to overclock board). You should make up your mind if you plan to oc or not. that is.

overclock
z77 - i5 3570k

non-overclock
h77 - i5 3570/3470

There would be no bottle issue with the mobo with your gpu ofcourse. normally, bottleneck happens between your cpu choice and gpu choice. but in your case it would not really bottleneck any of the two. But there would be room for upgrade on your gpu. but your cpu will be fine.


I think I'll go with the i5 3570k even if I have no need to over clock maybe I'll get a wild hair one day and tinker around. I was always pretty sure that I would need to upgrade my gpu sooner or later.
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