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Need help on upgrading my motherboard.

Approximate Purchase Date: In about a month.

Budget Range: ~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: Philippines

Parts Preferences: P67/Z68

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Crossfire, maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280X1024, planning to upgrade

Additional Comments: Is the i5 2310 overclockable?


Case: Thermaltake Commander

CPU: Intel i5 2310

GPU: Radeon 6770

PSU: Cooler Master 500w

Mobo: Intel DH61WW Motherboard

HDD: 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
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 $124.99
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  2. Best answer
    ^+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 )
  3. Thanks guys. Checked some reviews, looks like a great board.


    Aww that sucks.
  4. 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 )
  5. 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.
  6. Best answer selected by anonymouscowardfour.
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