Overclocking 3930k to something insane

What is the best motherboard for overclocking the 3930k? i'm getting 46GB of RAM and the Noctua d-14. could you tell me what motherboard and why please?

I want to overclock to something like 4.8Ghz... can I get it to 5Ghz? how much power would I need?
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  1. Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7

    The Intel Core i7 CPU world record holder at 7.102GHz.
  2. 46GB of memory? Do you mean 64GB?

    Here is a mobo for your consideration. Of course, there are several that are very over-clockable:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131802

    I suggest you get a quality PSU (Seasonic or Corsair), like this one as well:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151120

    What other components do you intend to use?
  3. MatildaPersson said:
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7

    The Intel Core i7 CPU world record holder at 7.102GHz.

    The 3930k is a Socket 2011 CPU.
  4. Ob, but that's 2011, isn't it.

    In that case, I have no idea. I don't really like the 2011 series.

    You could just get the 3770K and use that board! :P
  5. COLGeek said:
    The 3930k is a Socket 2011 CPU.

    You beat me to it!

    Also, less RAM = easier overclocking. Just something to think about.
  6. really?! if I get less ram I can overclock the CPU easier? Why?
  7. TheCheeseling said:
    really?! if I get less ram I can overclock the CPU easier? Why?

    Because populating all of your memory slots requires more power and puts more stress on your overall system. I do not recommend OCing your memory. OCing your CPU and GPU will yield the greatest results. A poor OC of memory can lead to an unstable system and the gains minimal (when compared to those gained by the CPU/GPU).
  8. COLGeek said:
    46GB of memory? Do you mean 64GB?

    Here is a mobo for your consideration. Of course, there are several that are very over-clockable:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131802

    I suggest you get a quality PSU (Seasonic or Corsair), like this one as well:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151120

    What other components do you intend to use?


    here's my build

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Agu4

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($419.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($95.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($162.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $2631.61
  9. so that MoBo is the best? there isn't one just as good that might be a little cheaper?
  10. COLGeek said:
    Because populating all of your memory slots requires more power and puts more stress on your overall system. I do not recommend OCing your memory. OCing your CPU and GPU will yield the greatest results. A poor OC of memory can lead to an unstable system and the gains minimal (when compared to those gained by the CPU/GPU).


    so If i want to OC the CPU/GPU and still have 64GB of RAM then i get a high Watt PSU?
  11. You don't need a super high-wattage PSU, you need one that provides stable "quality" power. That is why I recommended the Seasonic that I linked earlier.

    Going with SLI GTX 670s and OCing, you should consider stepping up to a slightly stronger PSU, like this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151111

    Another, slightly cheaper mobo that would do well is:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131801
  12. If you want to be the most efficient you can, you could get a PSU that supplies a little less than twice the power that you require. Although they all differ in the details, every PSU on the market is most efficient at 50% load.

    Just from a pure, best in slot scenario.
  13. ok tHanks
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