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will the 6 series cards fully saturate x16 or x8 in pci-e2.0? i just bought a i7-2600k to replace my 4ghz i5-760 but after reading asus website this mobo only supports ivy bridge and NOT pci-e 3.0 i have not opened it should i return for PCI-e 3 support? also i picked cause i heard this best overclocking board next to the m4e which i cannot afford they had the sabertooth for another 50$ locally what is better this or the saber? or should i just get a whole different board all together? i want to see 5ghz+ on h50 water
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OCZ Vertex 460 Swiftech H240-X BwnQ XL2410T Razer Black Widow Chroma 
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EVGA 1300 G2 NZXT Switch 810 Razer Mamba Razer FireFly 
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For graphics cards the PCIe version doesn't really matter, PCIE 1.0 x16 would be good enough for any card; as far as I've read 3.0 is introduced more for the SSDs, so you can relax. Good luck for the 5GHz, with a bit of tinkering it should be doable.
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Phenom II 940 @3.3GHz 1.25V Gigabyte 790X-DS4 XFX 5850 8GB OCZ DDR2-800 
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Corsair Force 3 TRUE Win 7 Pro x64 ACER 23" TN  
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