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Solved Is this motherboard good enough for overclocking

January 13, 2013 at 05:45:43
Specs: Windows 7, 2.664 GHz / 4095 MB

Hello guys,
I decided to buy an intel i5 3470 but I couldn't decide which motherboard to buy for this CPU. I am looking for something cheap and I found this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
I don't think this motherboard is good for overclocking but I'm not gonna overclock my CPU either.
Should I buy it or are there any better options?

P.S: the title is wrong.


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January 14, 2013 at 13:38:43

It should be fine, but the first three of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
have better customer ratings, are in the same price range, and Gigabyte has a better overall quality.

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



#1
January 13, 2013 at 07:04:29

"I decided to buy an intel i5 3470"

Do you plan on running a video card or using the CPU's integrated HD 2500 graphics? The HD 2500 isn't great, the HD 4000 is better.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5871/...

"I don't think this motherboard is good for overclocking but I'm not gonna overclock my CPU either"

You may change your mind in the future. The i5-3470's turbo frequency is 3.6GHz (36 x 100), so the multiplier limit is 36+4. That means the max overclock without touching the base clock will be 4.0GHz (40 x 100).

"Should I buy it or are there any better options?"

Of course there are better options, it depends on how much you're willing to spend & what the primary use of this build is going to be. The B75 is a budget chipset, you might wanna consider spending a little more ($10?) & getting something better.

Are you gonna overclock or not?


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#2
January 13, 2013 at 16:05:26

If you really want to overclock (or might in the future) you should consider the i5-3570K where the K designates the unlocked multiplier.Also if you are considering overclocking then the Z77 chipset due to the features you should have.
Look at the 3 lowest priced in this list:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.microcenter.com/product/...

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


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January 14, 2013 at 02:32:44

The title is wrong, admin must have changed it. I don't think i'll be overclocking it in the future. It has good clock speeds without overclocking. I just want to know MSI B75MA-P45 will run it without any problems at the default clock speeds because it is really cheap.

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January 14, 2013 at 13:38:43
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It should be fine, but the first three of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
have better customer ratings, are in the same price range, and Gigabyte has a better overall quality.

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


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