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Just gonna use the i52400 till ivy bridge cpu come out. Was wondering what a good mobo would be to get now and would still let me upgrade to ivy. Also would it be to soon to buy a 3.0pci compatible mobo with ivy in mind? Would like the board to have the intel boost for my i52400. So I'm basically looking for a platform that will allow me to expand with the tech coming out over the next year. Orshould I just stay with pci2.0 till the 3.0 is more prevelent. Want to sli/ cros3sfire as well.
 

ntopp8192

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I'm really a newborn when or comes to computers. Was wondering hoe big a difference it makes when u have a no o that runs sli/xfire at 2.0(x8/x8) vs 2.0x(16/x16)

Ty for such a quick response on my first post. Sosofm
Also anything else id be willing to put up to 180-200$ for a good mobo

 

core i5 2400 is intel's second fastest locked core i5 in it's sb line up. if you're gonna get ivy bridge anyway, you can save some money by getting a pentium g620/850 or core i3.
to use pcie 3.0, you need a pcie 3.0 capable motherboard and ivy bridge cpu (for mainstream desktops).
for upgradability, ivy bridge + z75/z77 motherboard should be better unless intel catastrophically screws up the whole lineup. wait till they launch and get tested.
you lose marginal performance with x8+x8 cfx/sli compared to x16+x16. most cards available today don't take advantage of full pcie 2.0 bandwidth.

2400 won't run ram over 1333 spec unless the motherboard supports ram overclocking. i've recently learned that ram overclocking isnt covered under cpu warranty. so if you overclock ram (that could mean running ddr3 1600 or overclocking ddr3 1333 to 1600 etc) keep that in mind.
some motherboards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790&Tpk=asus%20vpro%20gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498
look up the review of your chosen motherboard, make sure it fits the rest of your pc.
 

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