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February 14, 2011 6:28:41 PM

since i cant get a i5 2500k right now along with an asus p8p67 motherboard.....i was wondering if there were any other cpus and motherboards out there that were almost as overclockable......and as powerful as possible for around 230 for cpu and 170 for motherboard?

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February 14, 2011 6:37:13 PM

Overcloackability is never guaranteed. Two people can each buy a 2500k. 1 person may get 5ghz, the other may hit a brick wall at 4ghz.

With that in mind, current Intel CPU's will in general OC more than current AMD ones.
However, socket 1156 is dead so it's probably not the best idea to get one at this point. Better off just waiting till April.

But an i5-760 + Asus mobo is about the price you quoted. Less if you don't want xfire/sli.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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