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Sep 24, 2011, 7:29 AM
Need help on upgrading my motherboard.
Approximate Purchase Date
: In about a month.
: ~150$ for the Mobo.
System Usage from Most to Least Important
: Modern gaming on Medium-High, internet, Microsoft office apps, Very little video editing
Preferred Website(s) for Parts
: No preference
Country of Origin
SLI or Crossfire
: Crossfire, maybe
: 1280X1024, planning to upgrade
: Is the i5 2310 overclockable?
Intel i5 2310
Cooler Master 500w
Intel DH61WW Motherboard
Hitachi 1TB 3.0/GBs 7200RPM
- Planning to buy another, WD Black
Any tips on which p67/z68 motherboard I should buy? On a $150 budget, can spend more if needed
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 24, 2011, 8:01 AM
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Sep 24, 2011, 8:25 AM
^+1 on that asrock board.
And to answer your question, no it's not. Only the K-series CPU's are overclockable. ( i5 2500k and i7 2600k )
Looking to build a low cost video editing/office PC
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Sep 24, 2011, 11:07 AM
Thanks guys. Checked some reviews, looks like a great board.
Aww that sucks.
Sep 24, 2011, 11:26 AM
However, the board does support the coming Ivy Bridge CPU's. A good time to get an overclockable CPU at that point if you want one. ( April:ish 2012 )
Sep 24, 2011, 11:42 AM
I could wait a bit (for more cash) and get this one instead:
ASRock Extreme4 Gen3
Then i'll get one of the overclockable next gen Intel cores when they go out.
Sep 24, 2011, 12:23 PM
Best answer selected by anonymouscowardfour.
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