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I'm looking into SB so I'm obviously looking into 1155 motherboards, and right now it looks like the Gigabyte P67A-UD7 is top dog, but it doesn't have PCIe 3. Anyone know how important that is right now, or how long it'll be until that actually matters?
    
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GPU's dont need PCIe 3.0, it barely takes advantage of PCIe 2.1.
    
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Doesn't matter at all right now, won't matter for at least 18-24 months, as far as GPUs go.
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Current GPU's don't need it*

Just gives you that wee bit of security in case you keep that board for a while. I plan on going 2500/2600K in about a month with an Asrock Extreme4 Z68 Gen3. It has PCIe 3.0 and Ivy will be 1155 so I figure I'll be set for at least 3 years and I have upgrade paths if I need it. Plus its probably the best looking motherboard I have ever seen, no blue or red, just beautiful black and gold (L)
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Originally Posted by Supacasey View Post
I'm looking into SB so I'm obviously looking into 1155 motherboards, and right now it looks like the Gigabyte P67A-UD7 is top dog, but it doesn't have PCIe 3. Anyone know how important that is right now, or how long it'll be until that actually matters?
Your current system is excellent!
You should be able to do anything, and everything on it!
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It's a timebomb, remember?
    
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Nope, sorry I don't remember???
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Nope, sorry I don't remember???
*cough*
    
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I don't think 3.0 is that important, but what the heck, when ASrock has boards as good as the gen3's that have 3.0, why not get it?
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Considering a GTX 480 takes a 4 percent hit on PCI-E 1.0 vs PCI-E 2.0 you have nothing to worry about for YEARS.
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