Good motherboard for i5 2500k

Hello,

My current system is being bottlenecked by it's processor so I figured that I should get an i5 2500k processor and overclock it to 4GHz. However I need an optimal motherboard that will suit my system well. My system specs are below:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.67 GHz
Monitor: HP 2511x 25-Inch LED Monitor 1920x1080 res
Graphics card(s): (1x)Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology EX58-UD3R
Hard Disc #1: (SSD) Intel 510 Series 120 GB SATA 6Gb-s
Hard Disc #2: Hitachi 3.5 2TB Internal hard drive
Sound Card: None
Power Supply: 900W
Case: Cooler Master HAF X 942

All feedback greatly appreciated
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  1. how did you come to know you are CPU bound?
    what exactly do you do on you system?

    for games, i7-920 is fine. for apps, it is still good. just OC it to ~3.5 ghz. that should be easy on most mobos and chips

    i would say your system is currently very well balanced o nthe whole.
  2. Its very unlikely you will see any fps second increase on a 1080p monitor by changing mb and cpu .
    For modern games the limitation is going to be the graphics card
  3. mayankleoboy1 said:
    how did you come to know you are CPU bound?
    what exactly do you do on you system?

    for games, i7-920 is fine. for apps, it is still good. just OC it to ~3.5 ghz. that should be easy on most mobos and chips

    i would say your system is currently very well balanced o nthe whole.


    I can't overclock my cpu at all without the temperatures becoming too hot so that's ruled out.

    The reason for the new processor and mobo is because my computer can't run the second GPU without a SLOW DOWN in frames per second, and apparently that is due to a cpu bottleneck.
  4. A better and much cheaper option is to buy a better CPU cooler and then OC it. at the same clock speeds, 920 will be within 10% of the 2500k in games.
    A 920 at 3.3-3.5 ghz is not bottlenecking 2x6950.

    if you have already decided to upgrade, an ASUS p8z68 V-pro is a good mobo.
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