Thinking about getting this MB for Christmas: Gigabyte
The only thing is that it is listed as having a PCIe 2.0, but in the reviews section a buyer has said this:
"Newegg needs to stop listing these motherboards as PCIE 2.0. We all know 2.0 cards will work in 1.0 slots, so stop confusing people by listing it as PCIE 2.0, IT IS NOT! It's 1.0. So buyer beware if you just trust Newegg to tell you the truth. They have a lot of their boards listed as PCIE 2.0 that aren't. I even used the "compare" feature and compared this board to other boards, same lie, IT DOES NOT RUN AT 2.0 speed."
I checked it on TigerDirect and it doesn't say anything about it being a 2.0 PCIe. So Does anyone know if it is or not? And what are con's between having a 2.0 card on PCIe 1.0 rather than a 2.0?
Also, I've always used TigerDirect to order my computer parts and never had a DOA or anything, I know NewEgg has a much larger variety of items and better deals but I heard there quality standard is down and customers receive alot of DOA items and such. Tigerdirect doesn't seem to have that problem but then again the customer base is smaller. So could someone also give me some advice on that? Thankyou.