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Need help to upgrade my i5 2500k build




what should i change in my build for the highest overclock i can go for my i5 2500k

my build is

CPU \ Intel Core i5-2500K Quad-Core Processor 3.3 GHz . OC to 4.2 Ghz .








Mobo \ my mobo in these link http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8P67/ does it support sli ?





i think i will change my mobo to get these mobo in the link http://www.amazon.com/LGA1155-CrossFireX-Motherboard-Z77-EXTREME4/dp/B007KTY4A6/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354117435&sr=1-2&keywords=motherboard+extreme
is it a good mobo for overclock and also to put more 3-way or 2-way sli of my GPU in the Future


RAM \ http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-Modules-KHX1600C9D3K2-8GX/dp/B0037TO5C0







GPU \ ZOTAC AMP Edition NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB

cpu cooler \ Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus .

PSU \ Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 550w Power Supply . i may change my Psu to Seasonic PLATINUM-1000 ATX 1000 Power Supply .

case \ Cooler Master Elite 371 - Mid Tower black with 2 LED fan of Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm .

what should i change Except CPU and GPU to reach 4.8 or 5 GHz ?
post #2 of 37
Do not change to a 1kw PSU, it's completely OTT, your 550w will be fine unless you go SLi

At most, for SLi get a 750w PSU, the seasonic X750 is epic or the AX750 is also epic.

The Extreme 4 is not very good to be honest, go with the gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H I think it is. The VRM's are a lot better and yes, it supports SLi

Don't bother with the kingston memory, go with the Samsung 30nm memory, it's excellent for overclocking and runs very cool.

If you want a good cooling setup and want to go water, the RX240 kit would be excellent, however that HSF will get you 4.6 without too many issues.

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post #3 of 37
I am not sure changing to a different motherboard us going to net you any overclocking headroom. You have a good board right now in that Asus. Maybe post the settings you are using and we can provide some assistance to you with your overclocking. Ie the bios settings.
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post #4 of 37
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post

I am not sure changing to a different motherboard us going to net you any overclocking headroom. You have a good board right now in that Asus. Maybe post the settings you are using and we can provide some assistance to you with your overclocking. Ie the bios settings.

i will provide some photo of my bios hope anyone can help me smile.gif
post #5 of 37
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anything over the 4.2 Ghz like 4.5 Ghz and over is great
post #6 of 37
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post

I am not sure changing to a different motherboard us going to net you any overclocking headroom. You have a good board right now in that Asus. Maybe post the settings you are using and we can provide some assistance to you with your overclocking. Ie the bios settings.

The P8P67 isn't a bad board, but it depends on the flavour, I.E LE or pro etc.

The VRM's on the gigabyte board are that much better though, so he'll get a better overclock purely from that point of view. Also it doesn't seem to support SLi... Which is odd.

The gigabyte board either way is a nice upgrade and will probably help him long term.

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post #7 of 37
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these is some photos of my bios 4.2 ghz oc i did not do it someone did it for me so i am kind of noob in oc tongue.gif









is that an Enough photos ? if so what should i do ?
post #8 of 37
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The Extreme 4 is not very good to be honest, go with the gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H I think it is. The VRM's are a lot better and yes, it supports SLi
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What's wrong with the Extreme4? It supports SLI too. I've seen some pretty good OC's on the Extreme4.
Also the Z77X-D3H is what you want.
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With that board and chip you can probably easily get 4.5 or 4.6 just by changing the Turbo Ratio to 45 or 46 and leaving everything else the way it is. If you want to go higher than that, you'll need to tweak some more stuff. Unless you are having problems with that board, I'd just keep it until you are ready to do SLI and buy a new one then (since prices will likely drop). Your board lists CrossFire support but not SLI, which is weird, but the second slot is only x4 so it would not be good for a multi-GPU solution in any case.

You can also try changing the DRAM Voltage to 1.5 or 1.55 instead of 1.65. 1.65 RAM is not really recommended for your chip, but it will probably run just fine at the lower voltage.
Edited by Forceman - 11/28/12 at 9:07pm
post #10 of 37
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Originally Posted by AlPh4Kil1 View Post

What's wrong with the Extreme4? It supports SLI too. I've seen some pretty good OC's on the Extreme4.
Also the Z77X-D3H is what you want.

I know it does, I'm not saying it's a bad board at all, it does the job and it does it well.

The gigabyte board is just better because of the VRM's. The rest of the board is pretty much the same. And yes, I meant the GA-Z77X-D3H, I was wrong by one letter, stupid gigabyte.


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