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Hey guys, I'm building a system for a friend who isnt much of an enthusiast (going to be using onboard HD 4000 video) but id like to overclock her chip if possible. (maybe 4.1 - 4.3Ghz)

As long as it has decent features (1600+ memory, Sata 3, at least 4 USB connections, onboard audio/lan) im good to go, one PCI-E slot

Any of these look promising? http://www.memoryexpress.com/Category/Motherboards

Around $100 would be best

I heard that only Z* boards support overclocking...at least probably the option i should take

Thanks for any help.
post #2 of 21
There is no LGA 1355, unless you mean 1155 which is what the 3750K uses. In which case I would choose a ASRock Z77 Pro3 for your price and requirements. I have the older Z68 Pro3 and it can take my 2500K up to 4.5GHz and has been there, stable as a rock, since October of 2011.
     
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I see no boards under $100 on this site that I would feel comfortable recommending.  The cheapest one that I would feel recommending isn't that great, but it is the first board I think I can recommend when going through list from lowest to highest price:

 

MSI Z77A-G45 for $129.99, but it comes with a $15 rebate

 

Otherwise, you can just get a decent non-overclocking board and skip overclocking.  After all, the 3570K is so fast and powerful that overclocking won't make enough of a difference to justify the cost and the effort.  Although, what does she do with her computer?  That might make a difference!

 

 

Edit:  Can you order from Newegg.ca or NCIX?


Edited by TwoCables - 11/27/12 at 10:40am
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post #4 of 21
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Oh right 1155 sorry, typo.

Id prefer going locally to MemoryExpress - i have a great relationship with them - but newegg.ca or ncix.ca is not off the table - i just doubt they'll be able to ship it to my city before the weekend frown.gif
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By the weekend?  What's the hurry?  Is it a birthday gift?

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post #6 of 21
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Shes been excited for awhile, and waited probably close to 2 months for Black Friday/Cyber Monday for me to build her her first "non piece of crap computer"

It's not do or die or anything, but having it to her by the weekend would be awesome.

Is there a board on ncix/newegg that is an absolute must buy, or the boards on mem exp really that bad?
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Originally Posted by jerrolds View Post

Shes been excited for awhile, and waited probably close to 2 months for Black Friday/Cyber Monday for me to build her her first "non piece of crap computer"
It's not do or die or anything, but having it to her by the weekend would be awesome.
Is there a board on ncix/newegg that is an absolute must buy, or the boards on mem exp really that bad?

 

It's just that I am hoping that with the wider range of selections that Newegg and NCIX offer, someone who really knows what to recommend might be able to find something really good.  I only have a very limited knowledge of what can be recommended.  All I really know is that I would want Z77, maybe 8-phases minimum, and heatsinks on the VRM and phases too (a heatsink on the area right above the CPU, and another on the area to the left of it).

 

If you're willing to skip overclocking, then this opens up a lot more options.  The majority of options for $100 or less aren't even Z77.

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All I really know is that I would want Z77, maybe 8-phases minimum, and heatsinks on the VRM and phases too (a heatsink on the area right above the CPU, and another on the area to the left of it).

Cheapest board with true 8 phase design is UD4H which isn't out yet (MSRP probably around $180 US), so 8 phases aren't necessary. Same with heatsink. If a board uses good mosfets like IR3550s there is no need for heatsinks at all for moderate air OCs. Heatsink is a must for crappy D-PAKs that are on boards like MSI G45.
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Shes been excited for awhile, and waited probably close to 2 months for Black Friday/Cyber Monday for me to build her her first "non piece of crap computer"
It's not do or die or anything, but having it to her by the weekend would be awesome.
Is there a board on ncix/newegg that is an absolute must buy, or the boards on mem exp really that bad?
For $100 there are no good boards for OC purposes on that website. However, if you really want just 4.2 Ghz, G45 can do that, but Z77-D3H is one step up from G45 for sure in VRM department, so get it instead. Z77-D3H is probably the best choice on that website for around $100.

I would suggest to get this though.
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I5 3570k - whats the general overclock on these...4.5Ghz on decent cooling? I'll be using the Khuler H20 620 - i guess its comparable to a Corsair H70
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Wait, speaking of overclocking potential (and possibility), which power supply are you going with?  I mean, the make, model, etc.

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