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We've all been there before; perusing the Newegg reviews hoping to find one written with some level of normalcy, but alas to no avail. Reading over the 1155 Mini ITX boards at Newegg, none of them advertise overclocking. I've previously had a Mini ITX build with an i3-23xx chip, but I can't remember what motherboard I used due to the fact I couldn't overclock the chip anyway. I'm looking at purchasing an Ivy Bridge i7 to bring to about 4.5-4.6 on closed-loop water cooling (H80i? Don't know, the H50 back in the day was awesome). Any help locating a board known to overclock will be much appreciated.
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From last i read the 2 best for overclocking was the asrock z77e-itx and the asus p8z77-i deluxe, Personally ive used both and they are both good boards, more about which features your looking for.

I was able to get 4.6-4.8 on both with a 2500k and ended up going with the asus for the EPU tongue.gif But the nice feature for the asrock is the ability to have a Msata ssd and wireless.
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yeah the asus p8z77-i deluxe is the best mini-itx board for overclocking as it has the best power delivery. i was able to get my 2700k to 5.2ghz @ 1.44v stable which is a true testament to the mobo. It is a great board and I would highly recommend it smile.gif
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Thanks for the replies, guys! From the two motherboards mentioned above, has anyone personally used either of them (DizZz, I need your input too)?
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Originally Posted by skitzogreg View Post

Thanks for the replies, guys! From the two motherboards mentioned above, has anyone personally used either of them (DizZz, I need your input too)?

I have the asrock z77e-itx with a 3570k at 4500 Mhz.

It was relatively painless to get stable but my chip won't go over 4500 without a ton of voltage so.....

I am also running 2400 Mhz Ram with no trouble on it.

The layout is a problem for air coolers though due to the southbridge location ( common to ITX ). I am using a Kraken x40 on mine.
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The Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe is the best overclocking board, it has better power delivery than any other ITX Z77 boards. It is quite pricey though so the Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI and ASRock Z77E-ITX may be better options as they are still great overclocking boards but don't have such a hefty price tag.
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I've used Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe with my 3570k pushing 4.5 ghz

really a fantastic little board
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