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Which motherboard is best for overclock with noctua-14?

Total: 32 votes (15 blank votes)

  • ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3
  • 30 %
  • ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3
  • 24 %
  • ASRock Fatal1ty P67 PROFESSIONAL (B3)
  • 0 %
  • ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
  • 12 %
  • ASUS P8P67 PRO
  • 18 %
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3
  • 6 %
  • GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
  • 0 %
  • MSI P67A-GD65
  • 12 %
  • OTHER
  • 0 %
September 16, 2011 10:41:31 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: X-mas

Budget Range: $1400-$1600 Before rebate

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, surfing the web, work

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US, California

Parts Preferences: Don't really care about brand, just it has to be reliable

Overclocking: Yes, Around 4.5 GHZ on CPU

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Yes I know, the Bulldozer is going to come out so stop spamming it. I just want to build a gaming computer to get ready for BattleField 3 and Assassin's Creed Revelations
I want to know which motherboard is best for the parts that I'm picking so please, help a friend!

I like to keep the price between $250 and $150

Parts so far... (Before Rebate)

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K ($220)

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 ($86)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB ($52)

Video Card: ASUS ENGTX580 ($500)

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ($65)

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X OEM DVDRW ($21)

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X ($200)

Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ($150)

Any other suggestions are well come!

MUST BE ABLE TO FIT A NOCTUA NH-D14!!! AND ENOUGH POWER PHASES TO OVERCLOCK TO 4.5 EASILY!

Thank you :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce: 

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September 16, 2011 11:14:03 PM

Any else like to vote?
September 16, 2011 11:56:03 PM

Would anyone like to comment why the only 2 people that voted choose the MSI GD-65?
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September 17, 2011 12:12:43 AM

i dont know man, i like the gigabyte z68 booard (the one that can crossfire and sli) and the asrock z68 board (the black one with the gold caps)
September 17, 2011 2:30:22 AM

By the way, has anyone used a noctuna-nh14 with gskill ribjaw x? And will it fill?
September 17, 2011 4:00:46 AM

My vote goes to ASRock Z68 Gen3.
PCIe 3.0 slots, and x16/x16 SLI/Crossfire in Extreme7.
September 17, 2011 7:45:18 AM

it says best overclock not components
My vote goes for Asrock P67
September 17, 2011 3:35:05 PM

madchemist83 said:
it says best overclock not components
My vote goes for Asrock P67


I thought the Extreme4 only had a 8+2 power phase? While the Fatall1y P67 and Z68 have double of that.

Question for someone to answer: Why is the Fatall1y Z68 better than the P67 version? P67 Version has 6 audio ports (Z68 has 5), more front panel (8 instead of 4), 1 Optical AND 1 Coaxial(the z68 only has optical)
September 17, 2011 4:05:18 PM

As to OCing, Just about any of the mid priced P/Z boards should hit 4.2->4.6 with easy.
Have Asrock extreme4, no problem with 4.2/4.6. But I like Gigabyte boards, Past 3 builds and they worked/OCed very well.

Look at the Other features, ie SATAII/SataIII ports, UsbII/USBiii ports (For USB3 might look at whoes controller is used). and How are the 2, or3 PCI-e configured.
September 17, 2011 6:16:58 PM

The Noctua NH-D14 is compatible with RAM modules up to 44mm in height. If you have the model number of the set you have chosen then you can google that and it should take you to G.Skills product page for that set and should have measurements of that set.
September 18, 2011 2:09:07 AM

the asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 is the best motherboard for the money hands down. it is sli capable, has pcie 3.0 and it looks great with the gold. and of course it is a steal at 125$. No wonder why it is being thrown all over these forums
September 18, 2011 4:20:30 AM

mjmjpfaff said:
the asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 is the best motherboard for the money hands down. it is sli capable, has pcie 3.0 and it looks great with the gold. and of course it is a steal at 125$. No wonder why it is being thrown all over these forums


Thanks for your reply! About the board, is pcie 3.0 backwords compatible? Will it work with a gtx580? And what is the difference between gen3 and b3? :??: 
September 18, 2011 4:28:57 AM

jackyalvin said:
Thanks for your reply! About the board, is pcie 3.0 backwords compatible? Will it work with a gtx580? And what is the difference between gen3 and b3? :??: 

yes it is backwards compatible. gen3 means it has pcie 3.0 and is ready to run ivy bridge. b3 revision is the fixed sata ports. it is on all new motherboards.
September 18, 2011 5:23:53 AM

mjmjpfaff said:
yes it is backwards compatible. gen3 means it has pcie 3.0 and is ready to run ivy bridge. b3 revision is the fixed sata ports. it is on all new motherboards.


Thanks
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