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Well, I was an AMD fan for quite a while (Never really liked intel for their prices) till I saw how the 8 core bulldozer performed. I am switching to intel, and i'm wondering whats the best, or easiest motherboard to overclock a i5 2500k. So far I found these, thoughts?

ASUS P8P67 PRO REV 3.1 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA 6.0 Gb/s, RAID, Gigabit LAN, 8-CH Audio, USB 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX, Bluetooth
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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
 

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As far as UEFI goes, ASUS hands down. ASRock are great boards for the money but I would recommend the P67 Pro for you.

Would it be fairly easy for overclocking a i5 2500k?
 

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There is no EASIEST motherboard, since overclocking is more your skill and your CPU limits, but in terms of the best motherboard, i would go with EVGA P67 Classified, or an Asus P67 ROG board
 

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Sandy bridge processors are by far the easiest chips I have ever overclocked. With a little help from us you should be able to hit 4.6ghz easily on that cooler you have.
 

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There is no EASIEST motherboard, since overclocking is more your skill and your CPU limits, but in terms of the best motherboard, i would go with EVGA P67 Classified, or an Asus P67 ROG board

Not really, just takes a little knowledge and even less with sandy bridge than before. And it looks like he is going for a $150 board not a $250+ board that he doesnt even need to achieve 5ghz.
 

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Ridiculously easy. Obnoxiously easy. Absurdly easy. Get the point?? Lol

No I dont


Alright, so the P67 it is! thanks ocn


Edit: I saw this


Whats with the P67 not supporting CPU Graphics? Will this affect anything on the 2500k?
 

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Also, Will the PSU power everything i'm planning to get?

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO REV 3.1 Intel P67 Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K
Ram: Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB)
PSU: Corsair TX850W Power Supply - 850W, ATX, 80Plus
GFX: NVidia 470 PSY
CPU Cooler: H60 liquid cooler
2 hard drives and 1 SSD

Edit: Sorry for all the questions, I'm half brained on computers


tx 850 is waaaaaaay overkill and overpriced IMO. even if you end up SLI-ing those 470s you won't need that.

My recommendation:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182133 if you plan on sli, if not get either of these two

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182132

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182131

you can go even cheaper if you don't need/care about modular PSUs or 80plus bronze
 

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tx 850 is waaaaaaay overkill and overpriced IMO. even if you end up SLI-ing those 470s you won't need that.

My recommendation:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182133 if you plan on sli, if not get either of these two

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182132

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182131

you can go even cheaper if you don't need/care about modular PSUs or 80plus bronze

I'm trying to buy everything off of tiger direct so I don't have to recieve 1 package, and wait for another


Is this decent?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=5074042
 

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I'm trying to buy everything off of tiger direct so I don't have to recieve 1 package, and wait for another


Is this decent?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=5074042

Yup, it's a solid PSU. Not a horrible price, but newegg has free 3 day shipping anyways. You'll most likely receive all the packages at once anyways, just in a different box.
 
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