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I haven’t done much with overclocking, but want to try it with my next rig. What’s a great sandy bridge motherboard/processor combo for someone who has only had brief exposure to overclocking, and hasn’t done it since Bioshock 1 came out?
post #2 of 29
depends on what your are needing and budget

only gaming an i5-2500k either asus p67 pro or gigabyte ud4 are both great
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2600k + ASUS P8P67 Pro. You'll have to wait another few weeks before getting a motherboard because they are not yet being restocked.
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post #4 of 29
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Budget?
For processor and board I was thinking around 300-500
Also need to upgrade my vid card but that's down the road
Mostly this will be gaming, the fact I'm building this for Mass Effect 3/ Shogun 2
But I also do encoding
As well the PS2 emulator (which is a resource hog)
post #5 of 29
2600k will do better for encoding. It alone is $320, and the P8P67 Pro is $200 flat so that puts you right at your budget; not including RAM though.
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post #6 of 29
not sure he needs a 2600k, gigabyte boards r in stock already
http://www.provantage.com/gigabyte-t...3~7GIGB0AT.htm
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post #7 of 29
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I do encoding but I don't need it down at blinding speeds lol
I'd love to find a marriage of everything that wil let me play around with a learn overclocking
My last attempt with overclcoking is my current rig
A Asus P5n32-e going the quad core from 2.4 to 3
Parts keep dying and after buying a new power supply this weekend and with the amazing games coming out it's time to upgrade :-)

And when I was looking into upgrading before SB a lot of hardcore PC people recommended EVGA vs Asus, but from what I've been reading on the forums EVGA is not even mentioned (Asus and Gigabyte seem to be king right now)
Edited by Concelor - 3/8/11 at 1:17pm
post #8 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by bratas View Post
not sure he needs a 2600k, gigabyte boards r in stock already
http://www.provantage.com/gigabyte-t...3~7GIGB0AT.htm
It says Special Order, and if you click on that, it tells you it isn't in stock and could take as many as 4 weeks to arrive. They are simply allowing you to backorder them.
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post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by esp42089 View Post
It says Special Order, and if you click on that, it tells you it isn't in stock and could take as many as 4 weeks to arrive. They are simply allowing you to backorder them.
i didn't dive that far into it...

for OP,
I'd still say get an i5-2500k and the ud4 when it comes out. total is 360 gives you room to add ram and a good heatsink.
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post #10 of 29
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first thanks for all the replies
with the e2500k is it easy to get it to 3.7 like advertised And if taking it to 3.7 are heat-sinks (albeit heavy duty) still the best way to cool it?
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