Solved recommendations for oc mobo

Tyan / S2696
January 8, 2015 at 11:15:41
Specs: Windows 7, 16GB
I'm going to get an i7 4770k but not sure what mobo to pair it with.
initial search comes up with asrock fatal1ty killer.
only thing with that is that it has 3 pcie slots.
I may crossfire but doubt I'd use 3.
the asus maximus range is great but a tad rich for my pocket.

price around £100.

is there a 'sweet' ghz of memory to pair with the i7?

not oc'd for a good few years so a bit out of touch and searching/researching on mobile phone is hard.

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January 8, 2015 at 14:19:15
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There's plenty of guides available for overclocking the Haswell, & specifically the i7 4770k. According to the 1st article, a majority of them are able to reach 4.5GHz. They used the Asus Z87 PRO:

There's a few other boards recommended in this article:

And in this article, an MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING was used:

Last one....this article recommends boards with the Z97 chipset rather than the older Z87:

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January 9, 2015 at 03:02:48
Was going down the z97 road :) Thanks for the links

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January 9, 2015 at 07:42:26
Look at the 4790K, if the price is similar, there are added benefits for overclocking. In the US they are nearly the same price in most cases.
I just finished a machine with the 4690K and Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H but I have not OC's it yet. Note that the 4690K and 4790K will need the latest BIOS update to get the most out of OC'ing on the Z97 MB since the boards came out before the final release of the CPU's. The good news is that you won't need an older CPU to update the BIOS since they are otherwise nearly the same as the 4670K and 4770K CPU's that were out.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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January 9, 2015 at 08:31:12
Was going for the i7 4790k but price difference here is quite a bit more than I want to go.

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January 9, 2015 at 15:35:17
Then for you it is not worth it for only a possible point or two on OC.

For me the 4690K was a better deal than the 4670K at about the same price ($20.00 US difference), the difference for the multi threading 4790K was not (about $120.00 US more than the one I purchased).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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January 11, 2015 at 04:27:33
I'm now looking at a asus maximus hero with 16gb of gskill sniper.
little bit more than I want to pay but found a hero that is only slightly more than a ranger.

haha the more I research the more in doubt I get

now thinking msi gaming 7 but that is also a tri pcie

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January 13, 2015 at 03:43:45
So I've ended up with these parts as my final build........

Intel i7 4770k
Asrock Fatal1ty Z97x Killer
GSkill 16GB TridentX 2400mhz 2x8gb
Coolermaster 212 EVO
All housed in a Coolermaster XB EVO

Old parts re-used
Antec Truepower Quattro 1000
Logitech G700s,G15 & G930
Sapphire R9 290

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