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post #1 of 15
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I need some opinions on this, im not really sure what to do
Im looking to overclock my 2500k to 4.5ghz 24/7
To ensure a stable and safe (temperature-wise) oc, is it better to spend more money on mobo or cooler?

To be more specific - msi p67a-gd65 with a hyper 212 + bundle for ~£130
OR
p8p67 LE with thermaltake frio for ~£145
OR
p8p67 LE with Zaward Vapor 120 (the one with the golf ball fan ) for ~ £135
will the 212+ deal with this overclock without a sweat anyway, which would eliminate the need for a more expensive cooler?

Also, do these 2 mobos have different pcie setups? If so, which would be best for crossfire 6950s?

helpful contributions please
post #2 of 15
From my research I would go with the Asus P8P67 mobo and get a hyper 212 for the CPU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product
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DO NOT get the P67 LE, the LE does not have SLI/CF capabilities.
Since you are looking to CF your 6950s I would definately look into the Asus P8P67 Pro or the Gigabyte P67 UD4 or the Asrock P67 Extreme4.
I would not recommend anything lower.

A comparison of all the boards can be found here:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...omparison.html
    
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DO NOT get the P67 LE, the LE does not have SLI/CF capabilities.
Since you are looking to CF your 6950s I would definately look into the Asus P8P67 Pro or the Gigabyte P67 UD4 or the Asrock P67 Extreme4.
I would not recommend anything lower.

A comparison of all the boards can be found here:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...omparison.html
http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/Inte...1155/P8P67_LE/
i think you are a bit confused, which is fair enough xD it DOES have xfire, but not sli for some reason....
i was considering the extreme4 actually, but would you reccomend it over the gd65?
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http://uk.asus.com/Motherboards/Inte...1155/P8P67_LE/
i think you are a bit confused, which is fair enough xD it DOES have xfire, but not sli for some reason....
i was considering the extreme4 actually, but would you recommend it over the gd65?
The LE does 4x/4x CF... which bottlenecks anything, so i my book it doesn't count as CF.

The Pro has 8x/8x and so does the Extreme4.

GD65 vs Extreme4 I would definitely pick the Extreme4.
    
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aahh ok i was wondering about the pcie setups actually ^_^
ill probably go for the extreme4 then, apparently it ocs like a beauty!
would the 212 hyper + handle the 4.5ghz oc? I know its good price/performance, but it is a bit old now...
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See sig.

Yes, it'll handle the 4.5 overclock. It did fine with a 5.0 overclock in Prime95 as well.

And so far I am really liking this Mobo.
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post #8 of 15
Get a motherboard with a digital PWM and 8 sata ports.

Cooler isnt important unless youre planning on running cpu constantly at high voltage, and at 4.5 youre voltage wont be any higher than 1.4(worst case scenario) so you cant possibly damage chip unless your running 70c constantly.

Spend your money on mobo bro, only a couple of games heat up these chips at all when you run v-sync on.(namely GTA iv and bad company 2)
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ok then msi gd65 vs asrock extreme4?
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Originally Posted by Omega329 View Post
DO NOT get the P67 LE, the LE does not have SLI/CF capabilities.
Since you are looking to CF your 6950s I would definately look into the Asus P8P67 Pro or the Gigabyte P67 UD4 or the Asrock P67 Extreme4.
I would not recommend anything lower.

A comparison of all the boards can be found here:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...omparison.html
Bump that P67 Extreme4. You should get the ASRock Blandstreetbloom. It's a good price, has SLI, and is easy to overclock. The reason why I think you should avoid MSI is because of lack of quality. If you browse the Overclock.net posts, you will find the I hate MSI club or something along those lines.
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