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post #1 of 12
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Hey guys!

I got an i7 2600K and I would love to overclock it and I know that the Asus maximus IV is my best choice but when the new ones come out that lovely motherboard will be obsolete and I don't want to go that route.

So what would be a good motherboard for overclocking my i7 2600K?

Thanks guys,

I would truly sit down and study it for hours after hours and not ask but I'm in middle of moving, two jobs, and cutting so I can bulk safely.

Thanks again!
post #2 of 12
P8P67 Pro, or pretty much any Z68 motherboard that is over 150 bucks. I have a Gigabyte Z68 UD3P B3 which is kinda the middle end mobo and it works perfectly. I would suggest getting the higher end UD4 motherboards.
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P8p67 Pro is what i use, and it overclocks with ease!
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What did you guys overclock your processor to?

Edit: nvm...just saw your sigs lol
post #5 of 12
I've had mine to 4.9GHz!
But only run at 4.3GHz because I like the volts (1.28v), and I don't need more speed

ASUS P8P67 Pro
The most popular 1155 mobo on OCN!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Bodybuilder View Post
Hey guys!

I got an i7 2600K and I would love to overclock it and I know that the Asus maximus IV is my best choice but when the new ones come out that lovely motherboard will be obsolete and I don't want to go that route.

So what would be a good motherboard for overclocking my i7 2600K?

Thanks guys,

I would truly sit down and study it for hours after hours and not ask but I'm in middle of moving, two jobs, and cutting so I can bulk safely.

Thanks again!
Maximus already supports Ivy bridge thanks to Bios 1902.. Thank You Shamino

If i was building a new rig today i would go with this board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157264
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Maximus already supports Ivy bridge thanks to Bios 1902.. Thank You Shamino

If i was building a new rig today i would go with this board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157264
I didn't know that! I guess I missed that. Cause I get a deal from intel so I'm defenitly going to get their new processors when they come out.

So now I don't know if I should get the asus since motherboard since it the upcoming processors.
post #8 of 12
That asrock board is nice, so is the asus!
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post #9 of 12
Asus warranty is longer than ASRock...

As noted above the P8P67 Pro is one of the best choices currently.

Z68 is something of a waste as onboard video support is something that most enthusiasts will not need, SSD Caching is pointless given that you can get a big enough SSD to house the OS as a main drive.
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post #10 of 12
I don't know man. Oc.net seems to have quite a few "brand" babies in here. The asrock p67 extreme boards > asus p67 pro board and the evo too (except for dual LAN) It has better cooling setup, I think. You get a little more with the asrock. Not to detract anything from the asus, it's very good as well, but you can't rule out the asrock just because of the name. Saying the asus is the best choice is far from the truth and heavily opinionated. I'm using both with good luck, but the asus pro doesn't really satisfy me wholly enough to say it's king.
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