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The mobo is: GA-P67A-UD3-B3, with a 2500k. How good of a board is it, and will it overclock a 2500k just fine?

What i am thinking of doing is switching my signature pc with my HTPC, (both in sig) because i still have no idea why there is a 2500k in a HTPC that never runs games. Worth it? or no?
    
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that motherboard overclocks pretty good. I haven't seen extraordinary overclocks from people who own that board, but it should get you to a decent level (probably not 5Ghz)
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is it worth it to swap my htpc and signature pc? (board and cpu only, i mean)
    
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I would say it is, you'll get better gaming performance out of the gigabyte board and 2500k

On a free day when you have nothing to do (if anyone even has one of those anymore..) just swap them
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Alrighty... next time Ive got nothing better to do... I'm doing that.
Oh another question... can i run crossfire 6950s on that board? (for when i get a second one)
    
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I don't see why you wouldn't able to, one in the x16 slot and one in the x4 slot
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Yea but will the x4 slot make it lose performance?
    
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There is a performance loss in the x4 slot. How much of a loss depends on your resolution

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ce,2887-6.html

These results are for single cards however, and in a crossfire setup, you will probably see less of a drop
post #9 of 13
I belive the UD3 has a 6 phase VRM design which should be okay for overclocking but you won't be breaking 'records' with that mobo, I would recommend atleast an 8+2 VRM design mobo, the UD4 would be a better choice with it's 12phase VRM design, it won't hold you back and you should be able to overclock without any problems whatsoever. just my 2cents

EDIT:

I think it has 2 PCI-E 16x slots, so CF/SLI would run 8x 8x which I think is better than 16x and 4x, someone correct me if im wrong.
Edited by munaim1 - 10/14/11 at 4:29pm
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If you want nice overclocks and 8x/8x on a budget, the MSI boards like mine are your best bet. If people tell you it will blow up, that's not even right anymore. The only ones who were crap are the first AM3 boards that had insufficient VRMs (a bit like 570s actually) but the later AM3 boards and intel boards are just fine. This one is a bit more expensive but it has free shipping and I can say (since I have it) that it's a nearly flawless board IMO and a nice color scheme.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130573

There's an open box one at 115$ so if you don't mind, that's a great deal. Free shipping too:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813130573R
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