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I'm safe with the rig I have to OC to 4.0 with the pro3? and+repped.

a small overclock like 4GHz should be fine with the pro3 or 4 smile.gif
actually the pro 4 with its 4+2 phase design should get you safely abit higher but the cooling is not that good thinking.gif
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I am also wondering which board to pick.
I will be going with a 3770k probably, and going to OC to 4-4.5GHz on a CM 212+.
Need one PCI 16 slot
Need one PCI Legacy slot
Need one PCI x1 slot
Everything else is pretty mundane.
What should I go with...and money is an object. The lowest possible with a UEFI bios would be nice.

if you want to go to 4.5GHz this asrock extreme 4 is a great bang for buck board if you want a solid board at a good price..
as i mentioned the above in this post might get you to 4.5GHz but i think its safer with the extreme4 due to better cooling smile.gif
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post #12 of 34
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a small overclock like 4GHz should be fine with the pro3 or 4 smile.gif
actually the pro 4 with its 4+2 phase design should get you safely abit higher but the cooling is not that good thinking.gif

cooling is not that good with pro4 only? or are you talking about both pro3 and 4?

If i'm going to be in Arizona for the summer to use it 10hr+ a day at 4.0OC with Noctua D14.

Arizona ambient summer temp: 37.7C, in door Air conditioned temp: 26C

Would I REALLY need extreme4?
post #13 of 34
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a small overclock like 4GHz should be fine with the pro3 or 4 smile.gif
actually the pro 4 with its 4+2 phase design should get you safely abit higher but the cooling is not that good thinking.gif
if you want to go to 4.5GHz this asrock extreme 4 is a great bang for buck board if you want a solid board at a good price..
as i mentioned the above in this post might get you to 4.5GHz but i think its safer with the extreme4 due to better cooling smile.gif

~$150 is good. So the extreme 4 sounds like a good buy. Only problem I see with it is, it being 12x8.6"...will that fit on a normal ATX case? I got a CM 912.
    
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cooling is not that good with pro4 only? or are you talking about both pro3 and 4?
If i'm going to be in Arizona for the summer to use it 10hr+ a day at 4.0OC with Noctua D14.
Arizona ambient summer temp: 37.7C, in door Air conditioned temp: 26C
Would I REALLY need extreme4?

With a D14? No, a lesser board should be fine for that OC, its not even much of an OC, depending on what chip you get.

Even at 26C, you should be fine, D14 plus some case fans will woop butt.
    
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post #15 of 34
Another vote for gigabyte z77x ud5h
its one of the best z77 boards,great oc cability,great layout,exceent vrm cooling.
You can't go wrong with this.
For the cpu part I would suggest i7 2600k/i5 2550k since ivy-bridge will run hotter and will have less oc capability.
For the ram,go with gskill's new trident-X 2x4gb kit(I think 2400mhz is the minimum in this line up) which is specially optimised for z77.If you don't need above 1600mhz as you said then go with 2x4gb samsung 1600mhz cl11 udimm ram.Don't be fooled by its timing.Its an oc gem,can easily go 2000mhz cl9 @ 1.5v.Moreover this kit is very cheap,only $47.
For the gpu try to go with any of these
gtx670
hd7870
hd7850.
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post #16 of 34
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cooling is not that good with pro4 only? or are you talking about both pro3 and 4?
If i'm going to be in Arizona for the summer to use it 10hr+ a day at 4.0OC with Noctua D14.
Arizona ambient summer temp: 37.7C, in door Air conditioned temp: 26C
Would I REALLY need extreme4?
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With a D14? No, a lesser board should be fine for that OC, its not even much of an OC, depending on what chip you get.
Even at 26C, you should be fine, D14 plus some case fans will woop butt.

ahh with a d14, i agree at 4.0Ghz the lesser will do you, but thats a great cooler to be used on such a low OC, i would get a higher board with nice chipset heatsinks such as the extrem4 and go for a nice 4.5GHz + even.. thats just my opinion tho biggrin.gif
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~$150 is good. So the extreme 4 sounds like a good buy. Only problem I see with it is, it being 12x8.6"...will that fit on a normal ATX case? I got a CM 912.

the board is a full sized ATX size and the CM 912 supports ATX so i would say without googling that it should fit smile.gif
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post #17 of 34
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I don't really see the advantages of 4.0+ OC since I mostly use it just for gaming and webbrowsing, I heard most games won't utilize more than 4ghz anyway? (let me know if I'm wrong).
Unless... you are saying I have a good chance of OC to 4.5oc with the same voltage I would have to use get a 4.0 on a lesser board? that would be nice.
post #18 of 34
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ahh with a d14, i agree at 4.0Ghz the lesser will do you, but thats a great cooler to be used on such a low OC, i would get a higher board with nice chipset heatsinks such as the extrem4 and go for a nice 4.5GHz + even.. thats just my opinion tho biggrin.gif
the board is a full sized ATX size and the CM 912 supports ATX so i would say without googling that it should fit smile.gif

But isn't regular ATX 12x9.6? ....I mean what is up with this less inch thing.....
    
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unfortunately with overclocking there are no guarantees but the better board will certainly help get a better OC at a better vcore but in the end it comes down to the CPU...

a good OC can help more so with high end graphics cards and bottlenecking IIRC smile.gif
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post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

unfortunately with overclocking there are no guarantees but the better board will certainly help get a better OC at a better vcore but in the end it comes down to the CPU...
a good OC can help more so with high end graphics cards and bottlenecking IIRC smile.gif

Agreed.

BTW, after looking at a few other boards and theses Pro3,4 and Extreme4...it looks like you would only actually use 6 of the 9 standard ATX standoffs...is that cool? I don't have any experience with not doing something like that.
    
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