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Motherboard for my 7970 Ghz.

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December 27, 2012 5:30:04 PM

Hi all,

So.. I'm planning to get me a 7970 Ghz. in combo with a 3470 within the next few weeks. The question is: what motherboard should I get?

Will a ASRock Z77 Pro3 do the trick? I might OC my 7970 a bit in year or two when the games become to difficult for my GPU to handle. Would the suggested mobo be too bad for my set-up? It gets good reviews...


Thanks in advance!

Littlebro.

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December 27, 2012 5:34:54 PM

that motherboard would be more than fine
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December 27, 2012 5:53:07 PM

Mobo and gpu is better but processor is slower compare to mobo and gpu.
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December 27, 2012 5:53:14 PM

Mobo and gpu is better but processor is slower compare to mobo and gpu.
December 27, 2012 6:10:40 PM

Yeah maybe when i have a couple of € spare I spend more on my CPU as well (3570K)
December 27, 2012 8:08:27 PM

But I have another question... Can anybody confirm 'processor is slower compared to mobo and GPU'? Because the I5 3470 has very, very good performance. I haven't seen a single game that it struggles with in benchmarks...

Any comments?
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December 27, 2012 8:22:56 PM

Littlebro said:
Hi all,

So.. I'm planning to get me a 7970 Ghz. in combo with a 3470 within the next few weeks. The question is: what motherboard should I get?

Will a ASRock Z77 Pro3 do the trick? I might OC my 7970 a bit in year or two when the games become to difficult for my GPU to handle. Would the suggested mobo be too bad for my set-up? It gets good reviews...


Thanks in advance!

Littlebro.
It would work just fine.I honestly do not understand why one would buy a $400.00 card then use a barley acceptable budget mobo.But no worries to each his/her own. ;) 
December 27, 2012 8:27:20 PM

Yeah but that's a part of my question: why would I put more money into it when it has all the necessary features in it? And it's not a retoric question btw, I really am curious. Thanks for the reply btw :) .
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December 27, 2012 8:30:20 PM

Asrock is for penny pinchers, the 7970ghz definitely deserves a better board without a doubt. However that board is a Z77 spec so you card will be fine running on it.
December 27, 2012 8:32:32 PM

Yeah but what's the benefit of a more expensive motherboard. I heard that a lot of expensive boards come with unnecessary features. Btw, I won't have an SSD because I don't care about loading times if that matters.
December 27, 2012 8:33:59 PM

And I'm saving up for this PC for over a year now. I have a shitty 2008 laptop that can't even play skyrim on lowest setting on decent fps :p  . I really don't have a lot of money and don't want to spend it on unnecessary things if I can avoid it.
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December 27, 2012 8:39:46 PM

It more the issue of quality and balance, I am not encouraging you to spend more money.

More expensive Motherboard

better NIC
better PCB
better VRM/Phases
better layout
more fan headers
better BIOS features
Error Codes LCD
PWR/Reset switches

of course your finances are important as well, that Asrock board will be fine though so you shouldnt worry go get it
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December 27, 2012 9:03:52 PM

redeemer said:
It more the issue of quality and balance, I am not encouraging you to spend more money.

More expensive Motherboard

better NIC
better PCB
better VRM/Phases
better layout
more fan headers
better BIOS features
Error Codes LCD
PWR/Reset switches

of course your finances are important as well, that Asrock board will be fine though so you shouldnt worry go get it
+1 ;) 
December 28, 2012 7:20:11 AM

Ok thanks for your help :)  . I'll stick with the simple mobo as it comes with all the basic and necessary features that I need for some mild OC'ing.
December 28, 2012 12:58:47 PM

If you intend to overclock ur GPU in the future , you might also consider overclocking ur CPU since it might become a bottleneck in the future for ur GPU to perform well. Get i5 2500k or i5 3570k so you can overclock them in the future.
December 28, 2012 1:23:27 PM

Yeah, as I said before: if I have some extra cash I'll buy the 2500K (cheaper) + cooler.
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