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What is the best cpu / mobo combo for overclocking?

post #1 of 14
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Sup,

I have been out of the overclocking game for a while and have saved the cash to get myself a new motherboard / cpu combo. I have a custom water loop that has more then enough capacity to deal with some heavy overclocks already and have a good idea on ram I am getting, however with all the recent announcements I dont know whether to wait or buy now frown.gif

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post #2 of 14
What is your budget, and is this for cpu and mobo or do you need memory too?

Do you have any brand loyalty that will be a factor?
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$100 mobo / $150 CPU, I can sort ram out myself no problems.

No particular brand loyalty, I mainly code with intermittent gaming

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post #4 of 14
I would say FX 8320 / 8350 with a 970 chipset board.
post #5 of 14
With that budget, and overclocking being a requirement, you might need to go AMD unless your open to used items. There is supposed to be an unlocked i3 coming out soon I think but cant remember, other than that to get an unlocked cpu its still an i5 as the cheapest one.

I have seen the amd FX-8320 go as low as $130 recently on sale, currently $150 on amazon
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-FD8320FRHKBOX-FX-8320-FX-Series-Edition/dp/B009O7YU56/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397358047&sr=8-1&keywords=fx-8320
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Which board thou? In my experience over the years, after the CPU batch the motherboard is the next biggest decider in overclock thresholds.

For example, back in the the day the Asus A8N-D was a really amazing board.....for some people many times it required a voltage mod to get more power through to the cpu. I was unlucky enough to get not 1 but 2 flaky boards. I only ever got 2.93ghz stable on my 3500+!!!!!! as soon as i hit 3ghz it was game over.
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Just a for instance, what would be the alternative Intel in the same price bracket?
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post #9 of 14
If you have a Microcenter near, then you could pick up a 4670k for $190 and a Z87 board ~$120.
post #10 of 14
Well for $150 on an intel 1150 socket haswell is still an i3

edit +1 on microcenter

Best prices for cpu's period but think its instore only on that.
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