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A board that can take 2600K to 4.8Ghz and up?

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I think my q9550 is bottlenecking my gtx580... even at 4ghz, it doesnt seem to be fast enough to bring out the full potential of the 580... Im thinking of upgrading to Sandy, but not really sure which board I should get... Im aiming for at least 4.8ghz and up.. also, what rams should I get for that speed? Around how much am I looking at for this upgrade?? Any help will be appreciated.. Thanks

reason I doubt my q9550 is bottlenecking my 580 is due to the minimum fps I had in bc2... My fps will drop down to 35fps due to major explosions in front of me... So if the upgrade is not too expensive, i will consider in selling my cpu, mobo, ram for the upgrade...
Edited by xxlap1xx - 2/25/11 at 1:35pm
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ASUS P8P67 Deluxe, great motherboard. It's the motherboard I'm going to get when it becomes available again.
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Any p67 motherboard, any 1.5v ddr3 ram... with the multiplier overclocking, the only bonuses are voltage regulation and pci-e 16x lanes.

The p8p67 deluxe is a very solid board.



Spend the premium on good cooling (which is what you need)

and hope you get a good processor that will do 4.8 at reasonable voltages.
    
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ASUS P8P67 Deluxe, great motherboard. It's the motherboard I'm going to get when it becomes available again.
Oh... Did you oc your cpu? if so, how much??
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it mainly depends on the chip.. not the mobo

get an expensive p67 only for the features/looks, not for overclock-ability

i.e. if you dont need a crapload of sata ports/pci-e slots/fancy heatsinks and whatnot, save your money and get a biostar or asrock
Edited by koven - 2/25/11 at 1:39pm
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Most p67 mobos will get you to that mark, hell my $99 board does.
I would recommend Gigabyte since I have had nothing but good experiences with it so far.
Edit:^what koven said. But most SB chips seem to clock that high.
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Oh... Did you oc your cpu? if so, how much??
I don't have the motherboard yet. Intel recalled all P67 motherboards due to SATA3 issues, they're being retailed again very soon.

However any P67 board, decent set of DDR3 RAM, and a nice cooler can get you 4.0ghz+ easy.

I've read guides & what not for OCing a SB chip. It's a joke how easy overclocking a SB chip is to 4.0+ghz.
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It's a joke how easy overclocking a SB chip is to 4.0+ghz.
Yeah. You probably wont even need to bump vcore to get 4.0ghz.
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Yeah. You probably wont even need to bump vcore to get 4.0ghz.
Yeah.. I was able to hit 4.5 ghz on stock volts on my 2500k.
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