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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130743

Im looking at getting an i5. I heard that some H87 might be able to overclock due to some bios miscode by intel.
Do you think that the ones that I buy now would have the bio update fix or overclock would still be possible.


If im not able to overclock with this board, I would be looking at the 4570 or 4670 instead of the 4670k

(PS. im still torn between the fx 8320 and the i5s, seems like OC'd 8320 would be better deal to 4670)
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post #2 of 25
You can't overclock on this board even if BIOS is unlocked. VRM can barely drive stock CPU.

Your best budget choice is Biostar Z87W.
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ooh ok i see. well OC is not a must for me.
well in this case the 4670k wouldnt be worth it.

Do you think 4670 or any of the lower end i5 is worth it over an OC'd 8320?? Since I would be able to buy a better AMD board with the 8320 being cheaper than the i5s
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post #4 of 25
If you not gonna use more than 1 GPU then there is not real reason to have anything better than Biostar board...

4670K is a good amount faster than 8320, so I would choose it with a cheaper board over 8320 with a fancy board any day.

If you want a SLI/Cross capable board for 4670K that's roughly $120.

How much can you spend on mobo + CPU anyway?
Edited by DeXel - 3/12/14 at 11:26am
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post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

If you not gonna use more than 1 GPU then there is not real reason to have anything better than Biostar board...

4670K is a good amount faster than 8320, so I would choose it with a cheaper board over 8320 with a fancy board any day.

If you want a SLI/Cross capable board for 4670K that's roughly $120.

Well I was thinking about just the MSI board with a 4670 instead of 4670k since I can't OC with it. a 4670k with the biostar is stretching my budget a bit. (I would want to keep it mATX btw)
Or I could get the 8320 with a decent board that I could OC with. (This I could go ATX)

So OC'd 8320 > 4670 or no??
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post #6 of 25
I am not sure. Try to find how much 8320 OC is faster (if faster) than 4670 stock. Then consider extra heat and increased power consumption due to that OC, and make your decision.
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post #7 of 25
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My budget is $310 max
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post #8 of 25
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BTW: the MSI board will be fine with a 4670 right??
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post #9 of 25
4670K $210 on Amazon
+ some $100 board
= 310.

There are few mATX choices as well for that budget, so you can make it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by wayne_sony View Post

BTW: the MSI board will be fine with a 4670 right??


I think you can get something better for the same price, but should be ok.... I wouldn't buy it.
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post #10 of 25
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well I found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128599

its z87 chipset.
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