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what motherboard for an i5 2500k overclock?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by zdream, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. zdream

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    as title states i can spend up to 120~ but preferably not more than that, i did a little bit of searching but most of the ones i found aren't sold at umart anymore. Also another question as well what CPU coolers are mostly recommended? i was looking into getting a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO but wanted your thoughts. thanks.
     
  2. c_hegge

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    You can't buy a new s1155 board anymore from anywhere, other than a B75 or H61 board, which won't OC. At least not for that price anyway. There may be a few high end NOS boards on eBay, but they are often a lot more than $120

    For a CPU cooler, go with a Hyper 212
     
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    how do you suggest i go about getting a mb that will allow OC'ing then?
     
  4. Moarkill

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    put it up in the WTB threads. You will find one. And yea ebay used is more or less the only way
     
  5. Moarkill

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    as fir the 212 Evo..Its a fairly good cooler for the price but is a pain in the ass to install. I have a NZXT Havik 140 and I rate it very highly for overclocking my 2500k
     
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  6. Madengineer

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    Then you're doing something wrong. Lol

    I've installed them lots of times and they couldn't be simpler
     
  7. Moarkill

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    Im assuming Op is somewhat new to the 212 for aftermarket cooling seeing as he asked here in the first place..The included manual is rubbish and it is NOT a very easy install. Maybe me and hundreds of other people who have posted in forums about the unnecessarily tricky install were simply wrong.
     
  8. JonnoHR31

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    Using an AsRock extreme 7 gen 3 here, pretty easy to overclock with and had no troubles pushing my 2600k to 5.1ghz on water. There was one for sale on here recently pretty cheap :thumbup:
     
  9. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Having used a 212+ and a 212 Evo many, many times, I don't think it's difficult to install at all. All of them are confusing the first time you install them, as I remember the manual not being too easy to follow.

    That being said, it'll be more complicated than a push-pin or AMD clip-on heatsink, but you get the performance from the extra minute or so taken to install it.
     
  10. GoneFishin22

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    Asus P8Z68-M PRO Z68 4xDDR3 2xPCI-E16 GBL RAID USB3.0 SATA3
    Internet Price:$139.00
    - Umart Milton

    Cooling I like the AIO solutions nowadays:

    http://www.umart.com.au/umart1/pro/Products-details.phtml?id=10&id2=255&bid=2&sid=192289

    http://www.umart.com.au/umart1/pro/Products-details.phtml?id=10&bid=2&id2=185&sid=158526
     
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  11. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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