Looking for a good mobo to overclock with on i5 2500k

Looking for a good mb to overclock with a i5 2500k or a i7 2600k, with 1155 platform, I will be installing g skill 2 x 4gb 2033 ram into it with a 560 ti twin froz 2 OC. The price range would be between 100 - 150. I would it if you can consider the oc performance of the Mb and that i will be installing a CPU cooler most likely. I was reading that Asus are great for 5.00 GHZ overclocks.
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  1. No board can guarantee the overclock -- for Sandy Bridge systems it depends entirely on the CPU.

    About 70% can get 4.5GHz
    About 10% can get 4.8GHz
    Less than 1% can get 5.0GHz

    I recommend these boards:
    ASRock P67 Extreme4
    ASUS P8P67 Pro
    Gigabyte P67A-UD4
    MSI P67A-GD65
  2. I heard asus was a good one. Could you find me what thats good for overclocking. And how would I tell if i got a good cpu, how would I check, I know I had the g0 stepping processor in my q6600 so i am asking if this is the same time of thing I need to know. and which processor stepping is best. Also could you find me a good link to buy the mother boards
  3. Ive just ordered Asus P8Z68-V PRO http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68V_PRO/ for my i5-2500k Sandy Bridge. It has some great reviews and is supposed to be great for OC potential.
  4. There is no way to know which OC you will be able to reach (and no "Go Stepping" label) on the i5s. Basically, it is the luck of the draw.

    I agree with Leaps that differences in major motherboards is minimal. I've seen some side by side comparisons (using the same CPU) and the differences are small.
  5. From the reviews and video's I've seen and read floating about the web, having a motherboard like the ASUS that comes with UEFI BIOS which provides stable Overclocking "at the click of a button" is very useful when it comes to Overclocking, and makes it incredibly easily.
  6. Adrian could you find me a good one for 120 - 190 if 200 then thats fine at newegg or a different place.? a good one for overclocking my i5 2500k
  7. I've already listed some mainboards for overclocking...
    Leaps-from-Shadows said:
    I recommend these boards:
    ASRock P67 Extreme4
    ASUS P8P67 Pro
    Gigabyte P67A-UD4
    MSI P67A-GD65

    Find them on NewEgg yourself -- the Search function is quite good on their site.

    Unfortunately, there are no "super overclocker" steppings for Sandy Bridge CPUs. There's no real way to tell how each one will overclock unless you set it up and try it out.
  8. Yeah, the Sabertooth boards are quite good. It should perform well.
  9. ASUS P8P67 EVO, are the boards I usually work with for clients wanting max OC gaming builds. With this board I've reached clock speeds (with a 2500k) of 5GHz, and RAM speeds of 2220. Very easy to use utilities (that are actually useful), asus have the best boards for RAM OC. Anyhow that's my recommendation.
  10. i got this board...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730

    is this the best for overclocking? and if can u find me the best one for around that price range.
  11. There isn't any "best" overclocking board. For Sandy Bridge systems, overclocking depends more on how lucky you get with the CPU than which board you choose. As long as you get a P67 or Z68 board with full overclocking features, you will overclock fine. The ASUS P8Z68-V PRO board does have full overclocking features.
  12. oh ok so i got a good board, how will I know if my cpu is a good verzion?
  13. You won't until you assemble the system and start overclocking it. You'll be able to tell pretty darned quick after that.
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