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Do I need a new motherboard if I buy a i5-2500k?

I currently have a Asus M2N78-LA (Violet) And I'm planning on buying a i5-2500k processor (mainly for gw2)

Now I read on plenty of sites that only certain mobo's support overclocking.... Oh if you want to know I have a GTX 560 Ti.


Thanks in advance,
Dioxideh
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  1. Yup! You surely do :)

    What's your budget?
  2. Okay thanks :)

    My budget would be around 150 euro's. however if there is one more expensive that makes a big difference Iwould definitely give it a look.
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    You'll need new RAM too, your old motherboard uses DDR2 RAM while your new one will require DDR3.

    So you'll probably need to stay reasonably value-oriented. Something like an Asrock Z77 Extreme4 comes to mind.
  4. That mobo's sounds great. its already reasonably lower than my original budget!

    1 thing tho... what is the difference between the Asrock Z77 Extreme4 and the Asrock Z77 Extreme4-m
    The -m one is cheaper from where looking(tweakers.net)
  5. The -m is mATX, so it's physically smaller and has fewer PCI/PCI-express ports. It also has fewer power phases, so it may not overclock as well.
  6. Best answer selected by Dioxideh.
  7. Thanks guys I made my choice!
  8. This topic has been closed by Nikorr
  9. Just make sure your case has room for a regular ATX board if that's what you pick.
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