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hey there i was wondering if this motherboard and the i7 2600K would be ok and good for overclocking

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ooth%20rev%203
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hey there i was wondering if this motherboard and the i7 2600K would be ok and good for overclocking

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ooth%20rev%203
Yes, they will be an excellent combination for overclocking
    
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Yep!
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what about the i7 2600K with the maximus 4 extreme?
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It will work fine for overclocking as well.
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Unless you're doing hardcore video editing or multi-threaded applications or folding 24/7, you'd get a higher OC out of a 2500K, and thus better performance.
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Unless you're doing hardcore video editing or multi-threaded applications or folding 24/7, you'd get a higher OC out of a 2500K, and thus better performance.
If you intend on utilizing your computer for anything professional the 2600k is better (encoding video etc.) There is a reason that the 2600k performs on average 33% better than the 2500k just go to intel and reread the specs and then reread online benchmarks of the two chips. I will disagree with the better performance. I own both chips and the 2600k benchmarks far better. My OS also seems faster than with the 2500k.
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If you intend on utilizing your computer for anything professional the 2600k is better (encoding video etc.) There is a reason that the 2600k performs on average 33% better than the 2500k just go to intel and reread the specs and then reread online benchmarks of the two chips. I will disagree with the better performance. I own both chips and the 2600k benchmarks far better. My OS also seems faster than with the 2500k.
Whoa there. If he's doing video encoding, he would see much better gains in either getting a Cuda GPU (for premiere pro cs5) or simply a z68 chipset if using another program that can use quicksync. Way faster than dropping an extra $100 for simple hyperthreading.
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well im actually using it for gaming XD
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For gaming, definitely go with the 2500k and save yourself $100 and put it towards a better graphics card.

If you are on a budget a cheaper motherboard wouldn't hurt your gaming experience either, just make sure it's a P67 or Z68 that support x8/x8 PCI-E. But I must say, that is one smexy lookin' mobo.
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