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Thinking about doing an I7 build here. Mostly for video encoding and some cad work. Haven't really gamed much in the last few years but may try a few (who knows). I'm a big Asus fan but it's not my religion. Thinking of this mother board. I will mostly be using parts I have already and just looking for the best bank for buck combination of CPU & MB.

I'll be using a HIS Radon 1gb HD 6770 (at least to start) but would like to know the best (bang for buck) graphics solution for a 3 monitor setup. Doesn't have to be eyefinity or the nvidia version of it, but that would be plus. I can see myself using it.

I'll be using this ram.

The only real question I guess is about the MB, But any and all input is welcomed with regard to the best combination for an intel build.


Thanks in advance....thumb.gif
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I'd say you can't go far wrong with the motherboard + CPU combo I have in my sig rig. For your needs it should be perfect and a good price to match.

Either that or wait untill Ivy bridge which could be as soon as april. It looks as though the top LGA 1155 CPU at launch, the 3770K, will be roughly the same price as the current 2700k [URL]=http://www.overclock.net/t/1186939/cpu-world-ivy-bridge-cpu-prices-3570k-225-3770k-332/0_100][/URL]

Edit: I didn't even look at your links. Your already looking at the P8Z68V pro tongue.gif. Theres a reason why so many people have a 2600k and and this board. Excellent performance at an excellent price. The only reason to get something different is to be different.
Edited by Jokah - 1/4/12 at 3:01pm
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Yeah, but was just looking at newegg's current stock and saw this ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI. It's cheaper ($187.99 vs $169.99) and has blue tooth... better? worst?

But the big new question is "will it (or the regular P8Z68V pro) work with the video card I have/plan on using" (HIS H677FN1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 )? I ask this based on one of the feedbacks posted on the non "open box" page:




WARNING! NOT compatible with pcie 2.1 graphics cards

Pros: This may be a good board for those of you with pcie 2.1 motherboards - I wouldn't know..

Cons: This board is not compatible with PCIE 2.1 graphics cards, which comprise the mainstream of available high end gaming cards to date, although ASUS says it is backwards compatible with pcie 2.0 and 2.1

Other Thoughts: This is a MAJOR "gotcha" on the part of Asus - one would automatically assume compatiblity with 2.1 if it is compatible with 3.0 and 2.0 - if not, it should be in BOLD RED LETTERS in their documentation and specifications.

I purchased two Radeon HD 6950's, intending to use them in Crossfire configuration before I discovered this. There is a thread in the forum at Tom's Hardware with a number of ticked off users that did the same thing....

Finally, this is NOT a complaint agains NewEgg - I have always had excellent service from them...


Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Sorry to hear about the issues. Please contact us at Newegg_ASUS_MBSupport@asus.com stating all parts used and we will look into this for you.

Regards
ASUS Customer Support
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You are fine.
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