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Old 12-07-13, 03:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: core i5 vs. i7- performance difference?

also, the reason for the choice of motherboard was two fold. One intel nic. The other is that the 3rd pci-e 2.0 slot is not tied into the other two pci-e 3.0 slots. Alot of budget haswell boards are doing 3 pci-e 3.0 slots (x8.x4.x4). With this one I get 2 pci-e 3.0 (x8.x8 in sli) and a seperate pci-e 2.0 4x slot which I need for a raid card and I don't want slower video in 2 way sli meaning x8,x4. The only drawback is that the other two pci-e 1x slots . The two 1x between the video cards are turned off when the 4x slot is used. The one above the 1st video card still works and that is all I need to get my sound card working. This is the exact same config as my ivy bridge mb.

Here is the site for the mb:
gigabyte f2a78m-d3h mb, 32gb ddr3-2400 mhz ram in dual channel,amd a10-7850k 3.7 ghz quad core cpu, zotac amp extreme gtx 970 4gb vc,OCZ vector 150 240 gb ssd,antec 650 watt 80 plus platinum psu,corsair carbide 500r white case,lg 16x bluray writer, steelseries 6gv2 keyboard ,insignia 24' 1080p tv, logitech g502s 12000 dpi mouse ,xbox 360 wired controller for windows,visiontek usb 3.0 120gb ssd flash drive,windows 8.1 64 bit,creative labs sound blaster z pci-e sc,logitech z506 5.1 speakers

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