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post #1 of 6
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So I'm building another gaming rig for my girlfriend and kind of stuck on which motherboard I should get ! I'll still be using the same CPU, the i7 2600k and plan on overclocking it too

The motherboards I'm deciding between are the:
- Asus Maximus Extreme-Z
- Gigabyte G1 Sniper 2
- or the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 again.

What would you guys recommend ?
post #2 of 6
Something cheaper with pci-e 3. You really don't need an expensive mobo to overclock that high with sandy bridge. I prefer Asus though. The new Maximus Gene-z will be nice with PCI-E 3
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Originally Posted by SeanWebster View Post
Something cheaper with pci-e 3. You really don't need an expensive mobo to overclock that high with sandy bridge. I prefer Asus though. The new Maximus Gene-z will be nice with PCI-E 3
Can you recommend any ? Sory I've only looked at the boards mentioned above. But if I could get a board which offers similar features and for a small price tag would be great.
post #4 of 6
You could go for a ASRock Extreme4 Gen 3 I heard they are pretty good and there PCI-E 3 or The Extreme3 if you want to save cash.
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Are PCI-E 2.0 bandwidth limits even being reached yet?
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I agree, something cheaper but similar. The Asrock extreme4 gen3 board would fit nicely into those spec's.
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