Originally Posted by Heavy MG
The 4670K still runs hot due to the bargain bin thermal paste Intel used under IHS to save them a few cents.
You're acting as if a $130 Asus M5A99FX Pro is a huge investment (even though you have a $200+ board in your sig) if you want real overclocks on the 4670K you'll want something in that price range as well for the ease of overclocking and the feature set + more PCI-E lanes.
I wouldn't call 4.2Ghz "overclocking well" ,which is the number you and Blameless have been tossing around on the previous page.
It's a bit over 30% here. Throw in a $30 212Evo and you can get 4.5Ghz as long as your room isn't a sauna like mine.
Intel crowd seems to justify otherwise claiming they can OC on $50 mobos and stock coolers,because everyone on OCN totally does that lol.
people only buy more expensive motherboards because they give better overclocking results.....but when cheap motherboards perform just as well, there's really no need to go more expensive unless you're looking for specific features like crossfire, which can be had in cheap boards nowadays too. I've used both a $100 gigabyte ultra durable 3 with the extra copper layer, and I've used a cheapo $40 foxconn board, both with the same AMD CPU. The difference in temps in the same case is pretty much non existent (which means all that extra copper does jack squat but making your PC a lighting rod). But the foxconn board only overclocks 60% as much, and needs more voltage.
Another issue with overclocking, especially in AMD processors, is wattage. You're not overclocking an 8320 much on a 125w board. It takes 220w just for the 9XXX to reach its clock rate, and it's just a better binned re badged 8XXX. So you're definitely not reaching 9XXX levels without the appropriate motherboard, even if you've got the appropriate cooling.
With overclocking, it always goes like this; buy a 95w processor.....get a 125w board.
And in the grand scheme of things, all that extra wattage you have to pump into FX just to get an extra miniscule amount of performance, just isn't worth the trouble and cost.Edited by AMDATI - 4/5/14 at 8:23pm