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Well, I was an AMD fan for quite a while (Never really liked intel for their prices) till I saw how the 8 core bulldozer performed. I am switching to intel, and i'm wondering whats the best, or easiest motherboard to overclock a i5 2500k. So far I found these, thoughts?

ASUS P8P67 PRO REV 3.1 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, Gigabit LAN, 8-CH Audio, USB 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX, Bluetooth
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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
post #2 of 14
As far as UEFI goes, ASUS hands down. ASRock are great boards for the money but I would recommend the P67 Pro for you.
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As far as UEFI goes, ASUS hands down. ASRock are great boards for the money but I would recommend the P67 Pro for you.
Would it be fairly easy for overclocking a i5 2500k?
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There is no EASIEST motherboard, since overclocking is more your skill and your CPU limits, but in terms of the best motherboard, i would go with EVGA P67 Classified, or an Asus P67 ROG board
    
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Sandy bridge processors are by far the easiest chips I have ever overclocked. With a little help from us you should be able to hit 4.6ghz easily on that cooler you have.
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Ridiculously easy. Obnoxiously easy. Absurdly easy. Get the point?? Lol
    
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Originally Posted by Pentium4 531 overclocker View Post
There is no EASIEST motherboard, since overclocking is more your skill and your CPU limits, but in terms of the best motherboard, i would go with EVGA P67 Classified, or an Asus P67 ROG board
Not really, just takes a little knowledge and even less with sandy bridge than before. And it looks like he is going for a $150 board not a $250+ board that he doesnt even need to achieve 5ghz.
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None of us are exaggerating when we talk about how easy SB ocing is.

it is really really really really REALLY simple
    
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Ridiculously easy. Obnoxiously easy. Absurdly easy. Get the point?? Lol
No I dont

Alright, so the P67 it is! thanks ocn

Edit: I saw this


Whats with the P67 not supporting CPU Graphics? Will this affect anything on the 2500k?
Edited by pwndupure - 10/14/11 at 5:55pm
post #10 of 14
Wonnt impact you if you are using a discrete GPU and not the Intergrated GPU on the CPU Die.

Personally I would get a z68 mobo. Something from Gigabyte or ASus.
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