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Hi,
I have an Intel i7 870 @2.93 which i would like to overclock however the motherboard I currently own does not have any overclocking utilities in the BIOS.

I am also going to purchase two GTX560 TI's as i am wanting to run SLI.
The problem is i cannot find a motherboard for chipset H57 that is SLI ready, does anybody know of one?

Thanks
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post #2 of 6
Try looking for the EVGA P55 Ftw series. Built for overclocking along with 3 PCi slots.
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Thread Starter 
Evga P55 is for p55 chipset, surely my h57 chipset wouldnt work with it frown.gif
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post #4 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hatebreeder;13559320 
Evga P55 is for p55 chipset, surely my h57 chipset wouldnt work with it frown.gif

H57 and P55 are different chipsets yes. But they're the same socket. So all of your components WILL work on a P55 board.

To overclock, and for SLI, you'll want a P55 board for Socket 1156.
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for that, Ill have a look at the EVGA p55 series =)

But just to clarify its the socket of the CPU that determines what Motherboard you can use?
the chipset doesnt make any difference? (sorry still learning)
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post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hatebreeder;13559382 
Thanks for that, Ill have a look at the EVGA p55 series =)

But just to clarify its the socket of the CPU that determines what Motherboard you can use?
the chipset doesnt make any difference? (sorry still learning)

That is correct. The Socket is what you need to focus on. If its the right socket, then the board will work (99% of the time).

Don't forget to look into the Asus line of P55 boards as well, and Gigabyte (even though I have a personal hate to Gigabyte tongue.gif). The EVGA lineup isn't the only good boards. Just about any decent P55 board should get you a solid overclock plus SLI.
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Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
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Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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Junkyard
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NAStradamous
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
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Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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