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Poll expired: Oct 26, 2011  
  • 30% (3)
    Link1
  • 0% (0)
    Link2
  • 70% (7)
    Link3
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post #1 of 18
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Hello. As name suggests I am building a system and going to be using it for hcore gaming and $tournament$ play. Looking for a motherboard, going to use an intel i5-2500k (since bulldozer is actually dumptruck).
Going to be overclocking as far as possible. Aiming for 5GHz.

These are boards I am looking at. What do you think? Other suggestions welcomed.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131760
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813188099
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813157263


As from what I understand, IvyB will work with any 1155 but those Gen3 have PCIe 3.0 for newer cards coming out, but will probably not be required for awhile because PCIe 2.0 still has plenty of bandwidth? Correct me if I am wrong there PLEASE because my friend just told me that and I haven't looking into it much.
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post #2 of 18
PCI 2 = 5 tera flops vs. PCI 3 = 8 tera flops.

dont regret it later, get the ASUS!
post #3 of 18
I'd get link 3. That board is awesome. Just read the reviews. I have the E4 Gen3 and haven't had one single issue with it. It's a good board and very affordable.
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post #4 of 18
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PCI 2 = 5 tera flops vs. PCI 3 = 8 tera flops.

dont regret it later, get the ASUS!
Asus isn't the one with PCIe 3 tho?
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post #5 of 18
Oh your in Canada. Too bad for you link 3 is only $254 here in the USA!
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post #6 of 18
i got 5.3 out of THIS board.. ;/ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ock-_-13157252

..although i wouldn't recommend it..btw..i picked #3
 
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post #7 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wickedout View Post
Oh your in Canada. Too bad for you link 3 is only $254 here in the USA!
Could get it delivered to USA then pick it up on the other side of border.
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post #8 of 18
I dont think the asus board has the 3.0 slots, the ASRock advertises it has two 3.0 slots.
post #9 of 18
doh..i missed the tournament play part..in which case it's the asus..dual ethernet,i believe.. mayhaps a bit better than the asrock on that tip..
 
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post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunkosaur View Post
I dont think the asus board has the 3.0 slots, the ASRock advertises it has two 3.0 slots.
That's correct. ASRock has two 3.0 slots.
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