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Best i5 to overclock?

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Hello all. I am currently buying parts to my first build and I was wandering which i5 should i buy to overclock?

I will be using cooling
Arctic Freezer Xtreme Rev.2 CPU Cooler

Also would my motherboard allow overclock?

Asus P8H77-M/CSM mATX
Edited by lilcaby - 1/6/14 at 9:28pm
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Sandybridge i5 2500K will give you the best overclock and can be had for for a great price, the newer ivy-bridge and haswell i5's run hot and do not overclock very well
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The two favorites around OCN seem to be the 2500K and the 3570K. The 2500K would be the best choice of the two if you're going for a pure over clock number for a good price but knowing that Sandy Bridge is a few generations behind now. The 3570K, while it might not always clock as high or may run hotter, can also be had for a pretty good price and is slightly less out of date. Also, remember that while certain chips tend to over clock well, that never guarantee's that any chip from that series will OC equally as well as any other.


There are pros and cons for each so I would say your best bet is to browse the OCN marketplace for good deals on chips that have historically over clocked well.
    
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