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Best motherboard for over clocking i5-2500k

I was just wondering before I purchase a motherboard, which would be the best pair to get my my i5 to 5.0? I been looking at the saber tooth p67.
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  1. I would go with the Sabertooth Z77, but besides that, you have the right idea.
  2. DJDeCiBeL said:
    I would go with the Sabertooth Z77, but besides that, you have the right idea.


    What would be the difference between the z77 and the p67?
  3. Mainly the ability to use the iGPU using Virtu for Quick Sync and if you ever need to use it to troubleshoot a GPU problem (VERY handy). VirtuMVP MAY also improve performance slightly with V-Sync enabled.

    Also, less importantly, it's better for an Ivy CPU, should you ever choose to upgrade to one.
  4. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Mainly the ability to use the iGPU using Virtu for Quick Sync and if you ever need to use it to troubleshoot a GPU problem (VERY handy). VirtuMVP MAY also improve performance slightly with V-Sync enabled.

    Also, less importantly, it's better for an Ivy CPU, should you ever choose to upgrade to one.


    Well, this rig is going to be for gaming mostly and I heard ivy CPUs aren't worth it compared to the sandy bridges. Is the z77 really worth the extra 100$? Other than being easier to trouble shoot, and the possible performance boost.
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    If it was my money, I would get the Z77, but that's just my own feelings and opinion on it. For your use, the P67 will do just fine.
  6. DJDeCiBeL said:
    If it was my money, I would get the Z77, but that's just my own feelings and opinion on it. For your use, the P67 will do just fine.


    Ok thanks for you help! I will try and hunt down the best deal for both and compare them. I believe I will debate for sometime over these two motherboards :bounce: Thanks!! lol
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  8. You're welcome. :)
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