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What motherboard do you recommend me getting?

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November 26, 2012 6:06:16 PM

I have the Intel 2600.
I want to get the slight overclock I apparently can if I can find out how, but I'm also planning on upgrading to the 3770K at some point.
I have the ECS H61H2-M2 at the moment and I want to buy a new motherboard so I can eventually get SLI.
I have a budget of £150 but I might be willing to push it to £200 max.
I want the best motherboard all round for that price but also want to be able to overclock.
Any suggestions?

Thanks
James

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November 26, 2012 6:40:02 PM

If you will be upgrading to the 3770K then get a Z77 board. BUT, what CPU do you have exactly? If its the 2600 and not the 2600K you are screwed... LOL overclocking a normal 2600 would not be good for your system.

If you do have the 2600K, you need a decent CPU cooler to go with it.
Unless you have one?

For a mobo, the ASrock Extreme4 Z77 board. Its a good clocker and very reliable.
November 26, 2012 6:43:36 PM

I was planning on getting a Z77 board.
Yeah it's just the 2600.
I was looking at the Fatal1ty Z77 Performance by AsRock, what's your opinion on that board if you have one?
I'll have a look, it just depends on the price.
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November 26, 2012 6:46:41 PM

YOu can not overclock a normal simply I7 2600. You will need to go without overclocking.
Why do you want to OC anyway? Thats a very capable PCU as it is. OC is not necessary...
November 26, 2012 6:56:58 PM

Yeah, I didn't think you could but I'd just heard you could, slightly, I don't know.
And I don't know why I want to, I guess just to try it
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November 26, 2012 7:01:17 PM

JamesPoulton said:
Yeah, I didn't think you could but I'd just heard you could, slightly, I don't know.
And I don't know why I want to, I guess just to try it


Don't... Only way to do it is by OCing the BCLK and thats risky. It forces your whole system to run at a faster clock, this ruins your board, RAM and sometimes GPU.
November 26, 2012 7:03:25 PM

Oh okay then, yeah I didn't think I'd actually do it, if it was easy then I might have..
Will the 3770K overclock well?
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November 26, 2012 7:04:44 PM

Pretty well yes. Not as great as the I5 2500K or the 2600K, but the 3770K is faster per clock anyway...
November 26, 2012 7:06:23 PM

Oh okay then.
I wasn't getting it for the overclocking anyway, just seemed a better processor than I have already.
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