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Choosing MB for OC'ing 2500K

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February 14, 2011 5:37:17 PM

Hello there

Im about to buy a new computer for gaming and a little video editing.

Im considering a system with a i5-2500K CPU which im obviously are going to overclock. The system comes with a Asrock H67M-GE as default. Should i upgrade that to a P67 PRO3 instead?

I also have the option of choosing between a HD 6850 or GTX 460 GPU. Which one would you recommend?

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February 14, 2011 5:39:11 PM

yeah you need a P67 mobo to OC the K CPUs. you cant OC with H67. if the GTX 460 is a 1gb version then i would choose that one.
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February 16, 2011 8:51:39 AM

The ASRock P67 Pro3 is an excellent choice. I've got my 2500K at 4.8GHz on that board.

For graphics, I'd go with the GTX 460.
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February 16, 2011 11:31:50 AM

Hi and welcome to Tom's forum.

If you have the money, go with an ASUS P8P67 Pro or Gigabyte P67A-UD4. GTX 460 for GPU if you can't afford the GTX 560 Ti.
February 16, 2011 3:06:35 PM

+1
February 21, 2011 2:25:49 PM

Consider the Intel BOXBG P67 motherboard, that one overclocks like hell! I have managed to get my 2500K up to 5Ghz with an MSI P67a-GD65.
February 21, 2011 3:05:17 PM

None the less it is far easier to OC from the Asus bios, and the h67 mobos cannot overclock at all, so atleast a P67 mobo is required.

As stated earlier I would suggest an Asus P8P67 PRO.
February 22, 2011 2:18:55 PM

Wampbit said:
None the less it is far easier to OC from the Asus bios, and the h67 mobos cannot overclock at all, so atleast a P67 mobo is required.

As stated earlier I would suggest an Asus P8P67 PRO.


Unlocked Sandy Bridge Cpus = P67 = It's a given if your an OC'er!
February 22, 2011 2:23:14 PM

And I think he's being sold, a p67 build that have the SATA II problem! He should ask for a discount!
February 26, 2011 3:25:00 AM

i would get the gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 its good for overclocking
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