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Worth getting a new motherboard for overclocking?

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May 11, 2012 1:01:27 AM

First time asking here, so please excuse me if I am doing anything wrong.

So I have the P8P67-M Motherboard (not the REV 3.0 one)

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P6...

and have had some slowdowns in a few graphic-heavy games recently, specifically Crysis 2, and was planning to overclock my CPU a tad.

Well overclock controls in this mobo's BIOS are almost non-existant. So I was wondering if I'd save more in the long run by getting a better mobo, as opposed to upgrading my CPU? Does anyone have any recommendations on a motherboard?


System Spec is:

8GB RAM
Geforce GTX 570
i5 Intel 2500k 3.3ghz
NZXT Phantom case
a c 146 V Motherboard
a c 84 K Overclocking
May 11, 2012 2:43:10 AM

Welcome to Tom's Hardware.
You will get a much better performance increase putting your GPU in SLI (another GTX 5xx) than simply OCing your CPU or replacing the mobo - gaming is more graphics intensive than CPU intensive. Check your mobo manual though to make sure SLI is supported before buying another GPU if you decide to do that.
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