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Best motherboard for over clocking i5-2500k

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July 2, 2012 12:37:16 PM

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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July 2, 2012 12:58:18 PM

I would go with the Sabertooth Z77, but besides that, you have the right idea.
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July 2, 2012 1:20:45 PM

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?
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July 2, 2012 1:26:37 PM

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.
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July 2, 2012 10:49:19 PM

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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July 2, 2012 10:52:16 PM

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.
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July 2, 2012 10:55:25 PM

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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July 2, 2012 10:55:44 PM

Best answer selected by Peacefulduck.
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July 2, 2012 10:56:32 PM

You're welcome. :) 
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