Originally Posted by Pentium4 531 overclocker
well if your asking for the best socket to OC on, that also includes easy overclockability... meaning raising the multiplier... which will give you a better overclock than if you were using the old method of Overclock
Yes, but i understand how the OP feels that as if it's boring and almost anyone can do it..
Socket 775 rig was fun to overclock, it took a while which made it all the more fun.
I know it doesn't sound fun, but in the end you realize that Intel has made it boring (AMD not as much so).
So as for the OP i suggest an AM3+ board with a 960t as it couples overclocking (FSB + Multiplier) and core unlocking, which is also an added bonus!
EDIT: Sure it allows the high end model to overclock more, but not an i3 2100.. remember the Core 2 Duo 2140's? People were just buying good ram and decent boards then grabbing a $40 chip and making it overclock to 4GHz, whether it was just for the fun of it, or whether it was actually used in a HTPC.
Now you can't do that, the entire non "k" or "Extreme" range has had this removed, why? Because Intel are greedy and just want more money...
Well in Australia the i5 2500k is only $10 more then the non-k. On release i remember it was $50 more.. Why? Demand for people to overclock Intel's silicon!
--- Rant over ---Edited by Matt-Matt - 1/31/12 at 5:38pm