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I am currently on a x58 system, I'd like to upgrade to something newer.

I had allot of trouble with overclock stability on x58, and I felt my gigabyte mobo was crap and nobody here seemed to like it (x58a-ud3r).

I will be gaming on it. My main concern is allot of people often reccomend something they themselves wouldn't use, and it turns out way crappier than they thought it'd be (for a friend people suggested this motherboard that turned out to be infamous for frying when overclocked). Don't need a new gpu yet, I just want to switch my mobo, cpu, and ram
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I am currently on a x58 system, I'd like to upgrade to something newer.
I had allot of trouble with overclock stability on x58, and I felt my gigabyte mobo was crap and nobody here seemed to like it (x58a-ud3r).
I will be gaming on it. My main concern is allot of people often reccomend something they themselves wouldn't use, and it turns out way crappier than they thought it'd be (for a friend people suggested this motherboard that turned out to be infamous for frying when overclocked). Don't need a new gpu yet, I just want to switch my mobo, cpu, and ram

For gaming? Easy...

Intel Core i5 2500K, one of the new Asus Z77 boards, 8GB of G Skill @ 1600mhz, and a Corsair H100 water cooling setup. If you don't have room for the water cooler I recommend the NZXT Phantom case. If you get all 4 you are still under budget and you will be able to overclock extremely easily. If you get a decent 2500K you can hit 4.5ghz and higher with the H100.
    
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your OS is taken care of? It doesn't need to be taken out of that budget?
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your OS is taken care of? It doesn't need to be taken out of that budget?

yeah, I am just replacing the mobo, cpu, and ram. nothing else but those three. The high budget is because in my experience, crap motherboards make crap overclocks and often have stupid problems that should not be there.
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yeah, I am just replacing the mobo, cpu, and ram. nothing else but those three. The high budget is because in my experience, crap motherboards make crap overclocks and often have stupid problems that should not be there.

Motherboard quality has seem to shifted for the better in the last few years, thank god. Although there are still the dogs out there. But generally Asus has been a great option for the overclock community, I have had great success on 3 of their boards in the last couple of months. The last one I did was about a month ago...

Asus P8P67-Pro Rev. 3.1 with a Core i5 2500K, put on a 212 Hyper for cooling and took it to about 4.3ghz with air.
    
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post #6 of 18
upgrade your graphics card, mobo and ram

you can go

rampage 3 extreme

amd 7850

12 gb ripjaws

or what would make a much larger difference

amd 7850 x2

12 gb ripjaws


you wont see much of a difference going away from your i7 for another i7 for gaming. especially when you are at 4ghz anyway. for gaming.


i would do the second route. dont buy a new mobo cpu ram when you currently have a really decent setup. the x58's have lots of life left in them. and at 4ghz dont waste your money on something you will see a 2fps increase in. if you bought 2 7850's you would be killing it in fps on 1080 monitor.

dont go down to an i5 2500k either its a downgrade even if it overclocks higher.

2 7850's are way more logical
    
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my 2cents:

intel 2500k. Quite cheap if you have a Microcenter nearby.

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

That should do fine for overclocking and gaming. There will probably be a bunch of other good mobos recommended in here as well.
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post #8 of 18
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upgrade your graphics card, mobo and ram
you can go
rampage 3 extreme
amd 7850
12 gb ripjaws
or what would make a much larger difference
amd 7850 x2
12 gb ripjaws
you wont see much of a difference going away from your i7 for another i7 for gaming. especially when you are at 4ghz anyway. for gaming.
i would do the second route. dont buy a new mobo cpu ram when you currently have a really decent setup. the x58's have lots of life left in them. and at 4ghz dont waste your money on something you will see a 2fps increase in. if you bought 2 7850's you would be killing it in fps on 1080 monitor.
dont go down to an i5 2500k either its a downgrade even if it overclocks higher.
2 7850's are way more logical

Well the OC isn't so stable no more, all my efforts to stabilize (lots of threads all over the net) aren't very fruitful either.
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Try 4.4 GHz at 1.3vcore and go up or down from there.
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Try 4.4 GHz at 1.3vcore and go up or down from there.

9X0 dont work that way...

what vcore are you running at 4ghz? i might be able to give you some guidance as i have overclocked upwards of 10 of these to 4-4.6 all on different boards lol
    
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