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Big help with Motherboard Choice

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I plan on buying a i5 2500k and Hyper 212+ cooler.

I have no idea which motherboard to go for. I would definitely like to be overclocking, hopefully breaking the 4.5Ghz mark. I have never tried Overclocking before and if possible is there a motherboard that stands out as being the easiest and most effective at overclocking?

Currently i've been looking at the Asus P8P67 Pro B3. How is this motherboard for overclocking and also ease of overclocking?
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Please note that I am still using an x58 Socket 1366 setup, and have yet to find time to play with the Sandy Bridge platform's overclocking myself.

I have had great luck in the past with ASUS motherboards. Moreover, with some of the new bios features, Overclocking is not nearly the trial and error it used to be.

A decent video showing the nice looking changes in the Sandy Bridge BIOS vs older sockets, as well as a demonstration on the ease of overclocking.

I believe that the board You have looks just fine. However, it would be of great benefit if You would think about what You want Your final rig to do for You (both now and in the not so distant future), and then search again.
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i7 960 (4.0 @ 1.3v, HT, 70c) ASUS P6X58D-E Sapphire 6970 2GB Corsair 6GB XMS3 1600 7-7-7x20 
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OCZ Vertex 2 90GB + Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 64b HP ASUS 24" 1080p Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated 
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"Emmett"
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i7 960 (4.0 @ 1.3v, HT, 70c) ASUS P6X58D-E Sapphire 6970 2GB Corsair 6GB XMS3 1600 7-7-7x20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 90GB + Samsung F3 1TB Windows 7 64b HP ASUS 24" 1080p Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 850HX Modded Lancool PC-K62 Logitec M505 
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Thanks CloudBreaker
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