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Best Motherboard for Overclocking i7 3770k??

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I had to recently sell my computer because I was in need of some money but I can now rebuild another one that I am hoping to be a lot better then the previous one I owned.

Previous computer specs:

i7 3770k @ 4.5
asus p8z7-v
8gb corsair ram
corsair h100
msi gtx 660 ti oc
1tb western digital
corsair ax750 psu
nzxt switch 810 case

I struggled to get my cpu over clocked to 4.5 stable with the h100 and my motherboard.

What would you guys recommend the best z77 board to be for over clocking the i7 3770k to 4.6ghz and have it be very stable.

No more then $250 please and thank you.

If you also have any other suggestions feel free to leave them.

Thanks
post #2 of 11
well you could always look into the asus V series...
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The new MSI Big Bang MPower motherboard was certified for overclock stability by MSI. They literally drop a 3770K in their boards, Overclock and run Prime95 for 24 hours. Not available in the U.S.A. yet, no idea what the price will be, but I'd look into it if you're willing to wait a little bit.


Or perhaps the Z77 Sabretooth. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
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I've got the Gigabyte G1 Sniper and can overclock my 3770K to 4.8. IMO I think its a very good board and never had a problem with it.
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post #6 of 11
the best board for overclocking ivy bridge chips is the asus maximus 5 series.. you could get the Maximus 5 Gene, the Maximus 5 Formula, or the Maximus 5 Extreme. All three are very well suited for OC. Their BIOS is, in my opinion, among the best in the industry. Most of my top HWBot benchmark scores were done on either the Formula or the Extreme.

If the Asus ROG boards arent your thing for whatever reason, check out the gigabyte z77 line. They come in at a lower price point. The Z77x-UD5h and Z77x-UD3 have both proven to be solid OC boards for ivy bridge chips. I have used the UD5h and was overall very pleased. At the end of the day, I still prefer the Maximus 5 line of boards

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the best board for overclocking ivy bridge chips is the asus maximus 5 series.. you could get the Maximus 5 Gene, the Maximus 5 Formula, or the Maximus 5 Extreme. All three are very well suited for OC. Their BIOS is, in my opinion, among the best in the industry. Most of my top HWBot benchmark scores were done on either the Formula or the Extreme.
If the Asus ROG boards arent your thing for whatever reason, check out the gigabyte z77 line. They come in at a lower price point. The Z77x-UD5h and Z77x-UD3 have both proven to be solid OC boards for ivy bridge chips. I have used the UD5h and was overall very pleased. At the end of the day, I still prefer the Maximus 5 line of boards
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+1 on this, get gene 5 and save money if you don't need extra PCI/e slots. Other asus z77 series like p8zz would do fine as well. If you+re not up for WR grab any board you can with decent price including gigabyte z77 line and you'll be fine with it. wink.gif
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Any input on the Asrock Formula OC?
Im planning on getting on of those to overclock an 3770K...
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Any input on the Asrock Formula OC?
Im planning on getting on of those to overclock an 3770K...
Yes mbo is badass. It realy looks amazing .
Also MSI Z77 Mpower should also be affordable as well... wink.gif
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Any input on the Asrock Formula OC?
Im planning on getting on of those to overclock an 3770K...

so far i havent heard a whole lot. the few things i've heard have been really good. and trust me, if those who bought this board experienced any sort of trouble we would have definitely heard about it. no news is good news in my opinion. i definitely would like to pick one of these up at some point to at least try it out. im curious to see how Nick put his custom touch on the BIOS biggrin.gif

I didnt mention it in my previous post, but i definitely think it's a board worth giving a shot (if you dont wanna try the ROG or gigabyte boards) thumb.gif
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