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Best motherboard for 2600k OC???

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May 6, 2012 10:42:04 AM

Hi,

I would be getting a i7 2600k and overclocking it to say 4.5ghz on one of the following motherboards. please suggest me which would be best...

Asus Maximus V GENE

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (for budget purpose)

regards.

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May 6, 2012 11:05:31 AM

This one will do fine, ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3.

I OC'd it to 4.6GHz stable with no hick ups.

Of course u have to upgrade your CPU cooler.
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May 6, 2012 11:07:07 AM

Its only $19.99 after mail-in rebate + FREE SHIPPING as of today.
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May 6, 2012 11:08:04 AM

so is there no need for a z77 upgrade??
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May 6, 2012 11:11:29 AM

Do u want to spend more money?

Do u edit videos? With your CPU I would get the Z68, which is just fine.

If u can afford it, get Z77, but the feature gain is not that much.

And for the performance, its about the same.
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May 6, 2012 11:14:21 AM

And if $$$ are no issue, get the Asus Maximus V GENE .

With this one u can OC past 5GHz, with water cooling.

But, its not because the Z77, but because the power design and high end premium parts.



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May 6, 2012 11:15:08 AM

What i care about is a good core power as i would use it for 3d simulations and rendering with fair bit of gaming.. i definitely don wanna spend anything more.. :) 

the coolermaster cooler would get it stabled at 4.5??
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May 6, 2012 11:17:11 AM

for Asus Maximus V GENE is there any drawback for it been a micro-atx.. also what water cooling can u suggest??
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May 6, 2012 11:18:09 AM

sasmitr said:
What i care about is a good core power as i would use it for 3d simulations and rendering with fair bit of gaming.. i definitely don wanna spend anything more.. :) 

the coolermaster cooler would get it stabled at 4.5??

Yes it does.
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May 6, 2012 11:25:06 AM

sasmitr said:
for Asus Maximus V GENE is there any drawback for it been a micro-atx.. also what water cooling can u suggest??

OK, if u will OC 4.8+GHz, u need big cooling, because the heat is the enemy here.

The cooler it runs, longer the system works for u.

So decent cooling is great thing to have. Its also quieter.

This one is great to have.

$85.99 after mail-in rebate + FREE SHIPPING

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or the water solution.

$114.99 + FREE SHIPPING

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...








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May 6, 2012 11:25:34 AM

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May 6, 2012 11:32:41 AM

ok thanks a lot!! i would be running the system almost for very long hours so wouldn be overclocking till 5ghz for the instability issues.. would be around 4.5ghz!!

so final bait Asrock and Coolermaster would do the trick right???? or shall i get asus and coolermaster??
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May 6, 2012 11:48:43 AM

sasmitr said:
ok thanks a lot!! i would be running the system almost for very long hours so wouldn be overclocking till 5ghz for the instability issues.. would be around 4.5ghz!!

so final bait Asrock and Coolermaster would do the trick right???? or shall i get asus and coolermaster??

Yes, I build 2 PC's withe 2600K + 2500K and tested them for over night in the room temp 80F and the temps were fine.

I use the Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Torture test your CPU with Prime95.
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May 6, 2012 11:57:38 AM

thanks a lot again... i ll get the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 with the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 and bump the cpu at 4.5ghz.. :) 
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May 6, 2012 11:59:53 AM

phew so many coolers !! addition means ur suggesting along with coolermaster hyper 212??
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May 6, 2012 12:03:27 PM

sasmitr said:
phew so many coolers !! addition means ur suggesting along with coolermaster hyper 212??

NO, as an addition to your system. To have the top CPU + decent mobo + decent cooling solution.

For the $30 more u get much better cooling than that COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus.
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May 6, 2012 12:12:30 PM

with this combination how far can i overclock my cpu?? it should be quite stable..

i7 2600k
Asrock extreme3 gen3
Antec Kuhler H2O 620
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