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New AM3 build, which mobo?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by unite, 26 Sep 2009.

  1. unite


    Joined: 25 Dec 2002

    Posts: 51

    Its been a while since I built my last rig (about 5 years) so have a couple of questions.

    Ive decided on the following bit n bobs:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edtition
    RAM: 4Gb GSkill DDR3 1600mhz
    Graphics: Preorder 5850
    HD: 1tb Seagate 7200rpm

    Not sure on what mobo, can't really afford to stretch to, the 790fx boards was looking at the one of the 785GX boards with the onboard 4200gpu to do me untill I get the 5850. Question and most likely stupid one: the mobo description mentions PCI-E 2.0 but the graphics card description talks about PCI-E 2.1. Are these boards compatible?
  2. AMG


    Joined: 18 Aug 2008

    Posts: 4,702

    Location: lincs, spalding

    I would say so, why would they lunch a card that can't/won't work with current motherboards

    2.0 cards can run on 1.1 or 1.0 PCIe whatever they was :p

    so i think you should be fine ;)