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post #11 of 14
I don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but a board in the $120 region is not gonna be the best backbone in terms of achieving the frequency your aiming for. Truth is 5Ghz is not the easiest of targets on more expensive boards, cooling is one factor, but having a chip capable of it is another. There's not many that hit 5Ghz 24/7 so you may be aiming a bit high on that front. A realistic 4.5 is more where you should be thinking....

Boards like the P8Z68 PRO are more likely to be a good starting ground ($160) region.
 
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My Asrock gen3 extreme3 and 2500k are good for 5.2Ghz
    
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I disagree that you don't need a good board to be able to achieve 5ghz, YES YOU DO NEED A GOOD BOARD. But it doesn't end with that, you also need a 5ghz capable processor. Not to mention the vcore + temperature that you need to consider. But you definitely need a good solid board and those two don't fall in the category.

I've got three 2600Ks and none of them can past 4.8ghz on on Intel Burrage board, but all of them went up to 5ghz rock stable on Asus Evo.

post #14 of 14
Yes, and again You do not need to spend $150 to get a good board. You do not need to tell people that to make yourself feel better about how much you spent.
I have overclock many 2500k's past 4.5ghz on $100 boards.
You obviously go by price and not by specifications. Many baords are overpriced because of name brands, and also because fools assume that if they spend a lot of money that means they get good stuff.
Just do your research. And Don't listen to people who tell you prices.
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