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Which Mobo for me

post #1 of 8
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Hey guys

Which one of these do you think is the best?? I will be gaming and OCing the the i5 2500k

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131818

Any advice is appreciated

Astr010
post #2 of 8
All 3 are a bit overkill for the average overclock, unless you are really going to push the overclock hard and with water cooling. If you are just going for something around a 4.2 overclock on air you can go with something like.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131773

It will save you a few bucks and still overclock really well, it will also support Ivybridge if you ever find a reason to make that jump.
    
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post #3 of 8
If I had to pick out of the three, the ROG board is the best. But for average use use the one he recommended.
post #4 of 8
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Well I would like to keep it open to have the ability to use Ivy core with it I was trying to find something with the new north bridge thats why I choose the Z77 also if i choose to go with the ivy core I would like to have the ability to choose with PCI 3. I am going to use this summer build to replace my i7 920 build and dive into water cooling. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
post #5 of 8
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I am going to put this into a NZXT 810 switch is it pointless to get a micro ATX mobo in such a big case? even if i want to water-cool
post #6 of 8
The board I linked will support IvyBridge so you are good there, the question really comes down to how hard are you wanting to push the 2500K. If you are going for that 4.2/4.3 on air to a 4.5 on water you still don't need the ultra high end boards you have linked. Now if you are going to push for that 5ghz club with water you will want the ROG or something similar to increase the odds. While you can't control the quality and overclockability of the processor you can at least do that with the board to a certain degree.
    
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post #7 of 8
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its going to be my firs time really OCing my CPU so i want something that gives me some flex if i push it to hard or mess something up
post #8 of 8
my vote is for the Sabertooth board they are very tuff and handle over clocking very welland if you push the board to hard with the menory reset button your back up with out clearing the cosmos and its the only board with a 5 year warrenty
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