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Hello everybody, I am really newbie to overclocking, so maybe this question is a "lame one". Still, if you would be so kind to answer me, I would appreciate it a lot...

I would like to buy Sandy bridge 2600K, because I´ve read, that only "K" version is suitable for overclocking. Of course, I have to buy a motherboard as well. However (maybe it´s a misunderstanding) I read, that no all motherboards will allow me to overclock 2600K properly.
Please, would you tell me, which motherboard would be ok?
What about MSI P67A-GD65? Or ASUS P8P67 Deluxe? Or would you have any better hint for me?

Thank You very much!


PS: will there be any manual, how to overclock 2600K soon? Or is anywhere yet? I will use Noctua NH-D14 for cooling.
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all the p67 boards will allow you to overclock the 2600k. what exactly do you plan on doing with your comp? cause if you dont require the HT might be better off going w/ the 2500k and spending the extra $100 on something else.

in regards to the board the asus p8p67 pro is a popular choice atm since it's reasonably priced and comes w/ a lot of features.

sin has already posted a draft of his overclock guide. he had early access to the chips and has a bunch of benchmarks and info in store so probably best to keep an eye on his thread.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/908782-sneak-peak-my-sandy-bridge-overclocking.html
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Thank you very much Catalan for your answer and especially for link :-)

I use PC for work and gaming. Still the most demanding applications I run, are games. So that´s why I was considering 2600K purchase. However I am very grateful for any recommendations. So do you think, 2500K will be fine for me as well? And if 2500K is more efficient than 2600K, why is it cheaper? I am sorry if my questions are trivial. I am new for all of this...

The cost difference between MSI P67A-GD65 and ASUS P8P67 Deluxe in my country is 75 $. So if you say, that MSI is fine for overclocking, I think I would rather purchase MSI. Still... it´s true, that I´m gonna have a ASUS Radeon 6950HD, so I am not sure, if ASUS motherboard wouldn´t fit better to my PC, because of the same manufacturer... Any tips in this matter? :-)
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if all youre doing is gaming the 2500k is all you need since there is no real benefit in games w/ hyper threading the 2600k provides. the 2500k is cheaper because it's 3.3ghz vs 3.4ghz and most importantly it doesnt have hyper threading. the 2500k will oc relatively the same as the 2600k so youre better off saving the $100 on the chip and using it towards something else, a SSD for example.

the msi is fine for overclocking here are some reviews
http://hardocp.com/article/2011/01/03/msi_p67agd65_lga1155_chipset_motherboard_review
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-p67gd65-motherboard-review/

Do you plan on adding another card in the future? If not youre probably better off purchasing a cheaper board since you wont need crossfire/sli. the normal asus p8p67, gigabyte p67a-ud3p, etc would suit you better if you plan on only running 1 gpu, but both still support crossfire if you decide to go that route in the future. lastly, no doesnt matter if you have an asus card and a msi board unless you want to match.
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Thank you for responding :-) Now I don´t plan to add second graphic card and I am not sure, if I would in the future. You know, development goes so fast, that I think, in the future will be more suitable to purchase new card. For example (and don´t laugh on me), I run GeForce 7950GT now and... I was able to run most game till now. Still, if I would now purchase another 7950GT for SLI, I doubt, it would be able even think about competition with Radeon 6950HD... you know what I mean :-))

Thank you very much for explaining the matter of motherboards. I will follow your recommendation and purchase ASUS P8P67 PRO instead of MSI. However heatsinks around processor seems to be HUGE! So I hope, I will be able to attach Noctua NH-D14 on motherboard... :-)
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Originally Posted by tomr;11928204 
Thank you for responding :-) Now I don´t plan to add second graphic card and I am not sure, if I would in the future. You know, development goes so fast, that I think, in the future will be more suitable to purchase new card. For example (and don´t laugh on me), I run GeForce 7950GT now and... I was able to run most game till now. Still, if I would now purchase another 7950GT for SLI, I doubt, it would be able even think about competition with Radeon 6950HD... you know what I mean :-))

Thank you very much for explaining the matter of motherboards. I will follow your recommendation and purchase ASUS P8P67 PRO instead of MSI. However heatsinks around processor seems to be HUGE! So I hope, I will be able to attach Noctua NH-D14 on motherboard... :-)

The Asus P8P67 PRO looks like it is about the best P67 motherboard under $200. I think that heatsink should fit. I remember reading somewhere that they are actually a lot closer to the board then it looks in the pictures. Another benefit is that you still can do SLI with the P8P67 PRO if you ever chose to do so in the future. It can also have a third card, but you lose USB 3.0 and I believe some of the other expansion ports, but if all you do is SLI then you lose nothing. smile.gif
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Thank you for banishing my doubts :-) I hope as well, Noctua will fit without any troubles!
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Just don't buy an Intel brand motherboard. They won't overclock. Any AsRock, MSI, etc, etc will do fine.

KNOW and choose the features you want and then select brand. Brand is more or less preference of color.
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OC3D used intel board to OC to 5GHZ
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OC3D used intel board to OC to 5GHZ

Yeah and a nice 1.56v to get there.
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