Mobo/CPU/Graphics card question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jonbajo, May 27, 2012.

  1. Jonbajo

    Jonbajo Member Guru

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    Buying a Mobo/RAM/CPU bundle and Graphics card

    Would a Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 OC work well with a Asus P8Z68-V LX (Intel i5 2500k included)? Are there any bottlenecks or would the Mobo/CPU work well with the graphics card?

    While I'm at it, (about the Mobo/CPU) Is this a good bundle to buy?: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.4GHz, Asus P8Z68-V LX , 8GB Corsair 1600MHZ DDR3.

    I noticed that the Asus Mobo has a PCI Express 2.0 slot but the graphics card is PCI Express 3.0. Will this be an issue??
     
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  2. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    PCIe 3.0 is supplied by an Ivy Bridge CPU. You're getting a Sandy Bridge CPU anyways which doesn't support PCIe 3.0 so you won't be losing out on much.

    Configuration looks fine by me.

    deltatux
     
  3. XBEAST

    XBEAST Ancient Guru

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    Are you buying an overclocked bundle? What's the price? If you can, go with i5 3570K + Z77 instead.
     
  4. lehtv

    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    PCIe bandwidth isn't an issue yet, any card released so far works fine on PCIe 2.0. PCIe revisions are backwards compatible.

    7870 + 2500K is a pretty balanced combo, no obvious bottlenecks there.
     

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