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What are the top two fastest processors I can plug into my mobo?

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I currently have a 2500K OC, but what are the top two fastest chips that work on my ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 mobo?
post #2 of 11
Z68? If so, then i7 3770k or i5 3570k. What do you use it for?
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I believe it's a Z28. I'll confirm later. I use my rigs for games mostly and haven't kept up on the hardware scene since I built my Sapphire ATI HD 6970 rig two years ago. I was looking to see how high I can upgrade my CPU, (and, I guess GPU too if the new AMD cards will fit).
post #4 of 11
Not much room for CPU upgrade on that socket, basically nothing of note
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Checking the internets for info on the two CPUs mentioned above, you are absolutely right. So if I wanted an upgrade it would have to be purely a GPU with hopes that the games over the next year or so aren't CPU limited.

I should be able to accomodate a Radeon R9 card based on its rumored specs, yes?
post #6 of 11
you gain more by ugrading your GPU instead of your CPU. Only ivy's will fit in that mobo if I'm not mistaken.

Best to wait for some benchmarks of R9 280X, R9 290 and R9 290X, they will come soon.
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post #7 of 11
the only real difference between the chip you have now and the hidher level chips is stock speed setting. You may have a poorly binned chip of course. How much OC are you getting?
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4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
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crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
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Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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post #8 of 11
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I'm no expert at OCing to push it to its limits. My 2500K currently runs @4.4 GHz.
post #9 of 11
Don;t be too sure. 4.4 sounds like plenty to me. The heat gets ugly after that and you're going to need to buy a giant watercooler. I'm not sure a fster processor, or even a newer one would buy you much at all. Even an new 4770k system with watercooling would get only get near 5ghz which is barely ove a 15% improvement.

Personally i think you;re good where you are.
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4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
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crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
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Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
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Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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post #10 of 11
Depends a lot on silicon lottery. Some 4770k's can do 5ghz under 1.3vcore, others only hit 4.3-4.4 on the same vcore
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