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.
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
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.
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.
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.