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MY 1st post: Correct motherboard? 1st PC build.

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#1 frldyz


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 05:35 AM

Hi.  This is my very 1st post.


I am building a PC right now.  Well actually buying all the components, then building.

I just bought the Intel i7 4970k  Crucial Ballistix 16gb DDR3 RAM.  I also got the Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 3 mobo.


MY background and experience with PC's is minimal to none.  I am replacing our home desktop PC.  I could go buy 1 pre-built.  But I want this challenge.


Our PC will only be used for the basics.  Email, browsing, word documents, possibly some light gaming in the future.  But most storing family pics, vids etc.   I might like to get into some home video editing in the future.


Is this mobo good for my needs.

I would like to build the biggest and baddest PC I can.

The more bells and whistles it comes with but I don't have Im ok with.


I've been reading about bottlenecking.

Will this mobo hold me back from performance from my CPU?

Will it limit what I can add or do to my PC in the future?

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#2 shanepearce


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 06:08 AM

possibly some light gaming NO this should run all new games

Will this mobo hold me back from performance from my CPU? this will depend on how much multitasking you do speed things up with solid state drive
Will it limit what I can add or do to my PC in the future? no Enabling Higher Speed Storage Applications with SATA Express

#3 yu gnomi

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 04:14 PM

I hope you include a good SSD in your build, for your OS at least. It will provide significant speed advantage over a HDD for boot-up and frequently performed tasks.

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