I5 750 build overclocking recommendations

Hey guys,

My old x38 board burnt out and im looking for new hardware.

Right now im definitely buying a i5 750.

What i need is recommendations on a good priced overclocking board (preferrably h55) and ram.

I would like to spend no more than $400 if possible lol.

Oh and my pc use is %40 facebook,emails, etc.. and %60 gaming.

Thx!
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  1. Have you looked into getting the i5-760. It's only a few dollars more and it gives more potential for overclocking if you were ever thinking about that route
  2. I personally like

    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130296&cm_re=Msi_p55-_-13-130-296-_-Product

    And of course the ram previously listed is great
  3. thanks for the ram recommendation! very good price on that.

    i was wonder thought, about the asus board, ive read a lot of reviews concerning a whining noise coming from the board when overclocked, could that be an issue?

    oh and nged im on a tight budget and the 760 is a little bit over, i might think about it though :)
  4. The noise can't be true since the mobo doesn't have mobile parts.

    U also can take a look of the i5-655k ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116369&cm_re=655k-_-19-116-369-_-Product ) that comes with unlock multiplier and is ore friendly to OC.

    The i5-750 still be an option for the same price of the 655k
  5. saint19 said:
    The noise can't be true since the mobo doesn't have mobile parts.

    U also can take a look of the i5-655k ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116369&cm_re=655k-_-19-116-369-_-Product ) that comes with unlock multiplier and is ore friendly to OC.

    The i5-750 still be an option for the same price of the 655k


    Hi everyone!

    Just wanted to say, isn't a dual core NOT recommended anymore for gaming?? I was also taking into consideration the i5-750, but I'm confused, is it ok if its 2.66GHz? I thought you needed at least 3.0GHz CPU for gaming.
  6. The i5-750 is a very solid CPU even with the 2.66GHz clock, but u can overclock it above 3GHZ without problems.
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