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I got a msi z68a-gd80 and its a really good mobo with a easy bios smile.gif
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post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Russ369 View Post
Im probably looking myself at the Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3... PCIE 3.0 and future ivybridge support = good stuff
^this board
 
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5GHz OC on air sounds insane to me
Even with the Noctua D14, and the CM 690 II Advanced case, with Top, Front & Bottom intakes, and rear exhaust ??
    
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Even with the Noctua D14, and the CM 690 II Advanced case, with Top, Front & Bottom intakes, and rear exhaust ??
i think you misunderstood me, i just think 5GHz is an insane OC.

PS: with thoose components, im interested to see if you can get a stable 5GHz OC on a 2500K, might be helpful for when i upgrade soon
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post #25 of 28
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i think you misunderstood me, i just think 5GHz is an insane OC.

PS: with thoose components, im interested to see if you can get a stable 5GHz OC on a 2500K, might be helpful for when i upgrade soon
I will definitely post back, once I get the components and build the Rig.
MY mate & I are surely going to sit down with 5Ghz as a target, and let's see how close we get.. Just as an exercise..

I guess for a 24/7 OC, we'll settle for anything around 4.5-4.7, as long as the temps. are comfortable..
    
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post #26 of 28
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5. AsRock Extreme 4 Gen3 (~£155)

I've studied most of these boards extensively, and I have a few issues with the design of both ASUS & AsRock, when it comes to the PCIe2.0X1 slots. In a Single GPU setup, the GPU renders one of the PCIe2.0X1 useless, and the other will get used by say a sound card. This means that, no more PCIe2.0X1 slots for the future. Gigabyte has overcome this by adding an additional PCIe2.0X1 slot.

Would love to have some thoughts?....
I think the Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen 3 might solve that particular issue?

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mot...-gen3-review/1
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post #27 of 28
Any z68 board from asus,gigabyte,msi,asrock supports 22nm processors ( ivy bridge ). not just asrock extreme 4. I suggest Asus P8zg68 v pro or gigabyte UD5.
Edited by TerrabyteX - 10/13/11 at 6:19pm
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Always weird to me how they do phase numbering...
agreed
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