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Gigabyte GA-H87-HD3 plus Core i5 4670K - is this a good configuration?

Going to upgrade from AMD to Intel and want to buy Gigabyte GA-H87-HD3 mobo and Core i5 4670K CPU with a slight overclocking. How do you think, guys, will it be a good combination? CPU cooler is Xigmatek Gaia SD1283.
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  1. nope not a good combination.
    4670k has an open multiplicator and H87 can not really use it.
    Get an Z87 mobo instead :)
  2. Don't get a K series cpu with a H87 board as you will not be able to overclock. Only Z87 allows overclocking. Although there are reports of overclocking on H87, intel is working to block this and you wil wake up one day with having bought the k version for nothing. Buy a cheap Z87 board if you only want a slight overclock. Any Z87 board can do a 4-4,1 OC.
  3. The latest BIOS update allows to unlock overclocking function - http://www.gigabyte.eu/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4516#bios
  4. Betailas said:
    The latest BIOS update allows to unlock overclocking function - http://www.gigabyte.eu/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4516#bios


    And Intel is working on a block. That's why gcatalin said you will wake up one morning and discover you bought the K series CPU for nothing. Get a Z87 board.
  5. Have you checked to see if its actually not just a mistake? Sort of goes against the point of the H** chipset to enable multiplier changing.
  6. Anonymous said:
    Betailas said:
    The latest BIOS update allows to unlock overclocking function - http://www.gigabyte.eu/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4516#bios


    And Intel is working on a block. That's why gcatalin said you will wake up one morning and discover you bought the K series CPU for nothing. Get a Z87 board.


    Will see. Everything depends on my upcoming salary - if I get some extra money, I buy on Z87 chipset.
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    since you plan to go slight OC...well, the bottom classed Z87 will meet near the highest classed H87 mobo prices.
    Z87 is not that expensive if you are not aiming for the real mainstream or high-end classes.

    Also, you do not have to pay always more for products like from ASUS. ASRock makes good boards with more reasonable prices.
    Gigabyte and MSI are also nice.
  8. guanyu210379 said:
    since you plan to go slight OC...well, the bottom classed Z87 will meet near the highest classed H87 mobo prices.
    Z87 is not that expensive if you are not aiming for the real mainstream or high-end classes.

    Also, you do not have to pay always more for products like from ASUS. ASRock makes good boards with more reasonable prices.
    Gigabyte and MSI are also nice.


    Depends on the presence of Gygabyte GA-Z87-HD3 in our local store and it cost about 26$ higher.
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