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I've had a q6600 G0 on a 780i MB for several years now, and want to upgrade. I just started to research, so i'm sure i'll find plenty of older threads about this, figured I'd jumpstart my research with some suggestions from you'all.

What I loved about the q6600 was the overclock...ran rock solid at 3.6 at reasonable voltages. I was running with 2x8800gt for quite a while. Now I have 2xGTX460, and am looking for a MB/CPU that is more in line with that technology rather than the older 8800gt.

What I'm looking for is to strike gold like I did with the q6600...something that's very overclockable, and something that will still hold its own several years (or at least 2 or 3 years) from now.

From what I have gathered so far, it looks like the i7-2600k is considered to have the most overclocking potential...is that correct? And what MoBo would you suggest to go with it.

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 12
If you are just gaming grab the i5 2500k instead.
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2500K + Z68 Extreme4 Gen3.
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post #4 of 12
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ok - I see you two have the 2500k...is there a particular version that I want (like the q6600...you had the G0 stepping that was $$ and the B3 that was garbage)?
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

2500K + Z68 Extreme4 Gen3.


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post #6 of 12
2600K has HT which is useful if you do a lof of video encoding, programs that use 8 threats, In game no benefit. They both OC the same. 2500K does run a bit cooler because it does not have HT.
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post #7 of 12
If you can afford the 2600k, get it.

And the asrock Z68 extreme4 gen3 or gigabyte z68xp-ud4 are good choices.
    
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by murray8144 View Post

ok - I see you two have the 2500k...is there a particular version that I want (like the q6600...you had the G0 stepping that was $$ and the B3 that was garbage)?

reason for i5-2500k?

Simple: two clicks in bios and you are at 4.5ghz on air biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 12
You cant go wrong with a 2500k+ z68 mobo. I personally bought a gigabyte z68xp-ud3p because it has 4 sata 600ports. good slot spacing for sli/xfire down the road and enough power phases. And all that for a pretty nice price smile.gif
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by murray8144 View Post

ok - I see you two have the 2500k...is there a particular version that I want (like the q6600...you had the G0 stepping that was $$ and the B3 that was garbage)?

Right now, there's really only one stepping available for 2500K, and that's D2.
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