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So i MIGHT be building an SB rig since BD is a flop, will this board take a 2500K to 5ghz?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130583
and whats the difference between this one and this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130582

One is 15$ more, but all it has is USB 3 headers, which i dont want. Is there anything else different about this board?

Also, please tell me a board thats no more than 120$ for Sb with 2 PCI-e slots.
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post #2 of 14
I'll answer part of it. I don't think you can ever Guarantee 5ghz. Just depends the processor you get, luck, and cooling.
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post #3 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Superpuperdudle View Post
So i MIGHT be building an SB rig since BD is a flop, will this board take a 2500K to 5ghz?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130583
and whats the difference between this one and this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130582

One is 15$ more, but all it has is USB 3 headers, which i dont want. Is there anything else different about this board?

Also, please tell me a board thats no more than 120$ for Sb with 2 PCI-e slots.
Atleast get an
asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
to run your cpu stable at extreme oc,hope this helps.
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post #4 of 14
Neither of those boards would be good for overclocking. In fact if you plan to overclock I would get Asus, AsRock or Gigabyte and avoid MSI at all costs. For a board that has the power phases to get you to 5ghz easily your gonna end up spending at least $150.
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post #5 of 14
Hey if you make an a new account you can apply the code Newcustomer10. This will give you $10 off your purchase!
Also, Like previously mentioned, you can not ever guarantee an overclock.
You could buy a $400 mainboard and still not get past 4.2 GHZ depending on the CPU.

And the guy above me is wrong. You do not need to spend more than $120 for a good board.
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Superpuperdudle View Post
So i MIGHT be building an SB rig since BD is a flop, will this board take a 2500K to 5ghz?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130583
and whats the difference between this one and this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130582

One is 15$ more, but all it has is USB 3 headers, which i dont want. Is there anything else different about this board?

Also, please tell me a board thats no more than 120$ for Sb with 2 PCI-e slots.
Atleast get an
asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
to run your cpu stable at extreme oc,hope this helps.
Asrock z68 extreme3 costs $124,
it has 2pci ex slot @8x
its the best board in that budget.
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post #7 of 14
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 is better than those two boards. As for OC it has more to do with CPU than motherboards. If you are lucky you can get 2500K that can do 5GHz nicely. Bad luck then sorry mate.
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
Neither of those boards would be good for overclocking. In fact if you plan to overclock I would get Asus, AsRock or Gigabyte and avoid MSI at all costs. For a board that has the power phases to get you to 5ghz easily your gonna end up spending at least $150.
This is well said. Stick to Asus, ASRock and Gigabyte. I'm totally happy with my ASRock E4 G3 mobo. It's been rock solid since I put it in a few weeks ago.
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post #9 of 14
Again you do not need to spend $150 to get a good board.
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post #10 of 14
5ghz depends on the CPU, good luck. Also, I'd only go with Asus or ASRock motherboards.
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