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My I5 is currently sitting in an old Asrock board that for some reason I cannot OC past 4 ghz, so im planning on a buying a new case and motherboard and was wondering what a good board is to buy that I can OC my I5 to 4.5? Ive read good things about the Z98's like the ASRock Z68 Extreme are there any other decent OC ing boards out there?
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you could also go with a z77 also, something like a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3 or Z77X--UD3H.
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An ASRock Z77 Extreme6 will take that 2500k way beyond 4GHz, and has tons of nice features: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295
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Thanx guys I can pick up an Asrock extreme for around 100 pounds here, man I cant to properly overclock my i5.
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post #5 of 7
Sometimes older stuff is better built:
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme is a bit pricy , it uses 8 phase digital VRM with DirectFETs (basically similar to PowIRstage this integrates the driver mosfet + high+low side mosfets for higher efficiency and better VRM temps)

ASUS Maximus IV Z68 Gene-Z is solid if you can deal with microatx : 8 phase digital VRM unlike the Maximus V Z77 Formula/Gene stuff
* Z68 Gene-Z http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/Maximus_IV_Gene-Z/12.html
* Z68 Gene-Z http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/09/24/asus_maximus_iv_genez/7#.UeCfXG2RXDA

AsRock P67/ Z68 Extreme4 = 8 phase digital VRM , although the P67 one has better capacitors, inductors and NXP LFPAK MOSFETs ... note the Z77 Extreme4 is pretty bad , analog 4 phase VRM with D-PAK mosfets .
* Z68 http://www.pctreiber.net/2011/asrock-z68-extreme4.html/5#pct-check-stabilitaet-kompatibilitaet-alltagserfahrungen
* Z68 http://hardwareoverclock.com/ASRock_Z68_Extreme4_Mainboard-8.htm

I wouldn't go with Gigabyte unless you're going for a Z77 / Z87 board (in which they're better than both ASUS and AsRock then).


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I put my 2500k in a Asrock Z77 Extreme4, currently sitting on 5Ghz@1.408v under an H100i. I had a MSI P67 board but it was junk, onboard devices started to fail, onboard NIC and USB jumper on the motherboard. Asrock really stepped up their game, I highly recommend them if your looking for low price and quality parts.
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Forgot to add couldn't get past 4.5ghz on my old MSI board not matter what I did. Plus the addtional SATA3 ports came in handy. thumb.gif
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