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i74790k with MSI z97 gaming 5 motherboard

Hello,

I am a newbie for overclocking. I have ordered a 4790k and now i have to buy a motherboard which will be a good choice for overclocking.
ı am thinking of buying a MSI z97 gaming 5 motherboard . Is it a good mb for 4790k to overclock to about 4.8 ghz ?
If not what motherboard you would suggest for overclocking. ?

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  1. GIgabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 or Asus Maximus VII Hero

    This one is probably the best for the 200$ range.
    Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128704&cm_re=gigabyte_z97_oc-_-13-128-704-_-Product
  2. You dont want the hero....It has the bios freeze bug...the MSI z97 is an amazing motherboard....I would trust that over the Gigabyte one.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $169.98
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Plus it has a red/black theme to it.
  3. Best answer
    Asus Maximus VII Hero
    With some Sniper Ram 2133mhz. to match the theme.
  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Asus Maximus VII Hero
    With some Sniper Ram 2133mhz. to match the theme.


    What about the bios freeze on the hero?
  5. do you plan on using the stock cooler?...
  6. would go for the msi gaming 5 or gaming 7, easy to overclock, and also noobish overclocking abilities ex. OC GENE IV
  7. Have seen very little on this bug, looks like a mobo component that may have been bad that found it's way onto some mobos...I haven't encountered it and have built a number of Heros as have many of the folks I network with
  8. Tradesman1 said:
    Have seen very little on this bug, looks like a mobo component that may have been bad that found it's way onto some mobos...I haven't encountered it and have built a number of Heros as have many of the folks I network with


    Then maybe I will choose it over the MSI, I was paranoid about that build with the BIOS bug...I suppose its just a simple RMA if it is bad.
  9. Should be fine! and you'll love it :)
  10. Tradesman1 said:
    Should be fine! and you'll love it :)


    It matches my theme better anyways...really high quality build on that board...i love every aspect of it...just dont want to get the bug is all.
  11. I got mine when they were released, have both the Z87 and Z97 and no problems, plus as mentioned a number of builds on the Z87 and 1 additional on the Z97 Hero - all have been great boards ;)
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