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I have a i5-4690k with a H81M-C Motherboard. I learnt after my build (this was my first) that my board didn't support overclocking, although at the time I didn't even know what overclocking was or that the 'k' meant my CPU could do it lol.

 

Anyway, I'm now looking to overclock. I have an adequate case and airflow system, apart from the CPU cooler right now, so I think now is a good time to look for a board.

 

Obviously it will need to be LGA 1150, and I'm looking for something less than £100 if possible. Does anybody have recommendations or advice? I think I should be looking at Z chipsets but I'm not sure and can't afford any mistakes!

 

Thanks in advance

CPU: i5-4690K @ 3.5GHz || MoBo: Asus H81M-C || RAM: 16gb Kingston HyperX Blue || Cooler: Stock intel cooler || GPU: Palit GTX 1050 || PSU: Can't remember exactly but know it meets the needs of my components || Case: White Falcon Case || SSD: Kingston 120GB || Storage: WD Blue 1TB

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You need a Z87 motherboard to overclock the i5 4690k. You also need an aftermarket cooling as well. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO should give you a mid overclock with a reasonable temperature. 

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this will probably have to be on you to search local listings for parts around you, as the boards for 4th gen aren't sold new anymore. i

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(before i sold the WD drive and MSI gpu - https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11946219 171 gaming. felt good.)

 

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@eth_jones

your money is better spent on upgrading the CPU rather than buying a motherboard to overclock it

 

go for the i7-4770, i7 4770K, 4790K, whatever suits your budget.

 

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2 minutes ago, Speed Weed said:

You need a Z87 motherboard to overclock the i5 4690k. You also need an aftermarket cooling as well. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO should give you a mid overclock with a reasonable temperature. 

Thanks! Is that the only chipset I should be looking for? I was looking at that CPU cooler already and your recommendation makes me even more inclined to buy, so thank you :)

 

9 minutes ago, TH3R34P3R said:

this will probably have to be on you to search local listings for parts around you, as the boards for 4th gen aren't sold new anymore. i

yeah that's the tricky part, I can't really buy anything with a warranty because they're all pre-owned hence why I need advice from you guys! Thanks!

 

10 minutes ago, syn2112 said:

@eth_jones

your money is better spent on upgrading the CPU rather than buying a motherboard to overclock it

 

go for the i7-4770, i7 4770K, 4790K, whatever suits your budget.

 

Thanks syn, I suppose I will still be in the same situation though if I buy an i7 4770K or 4790k? Is that right?

CPU: i5-4690K @ 3.5GHz || MoBo: Asus H81M-C || RAM: 16gb Kingston HyperX Blue || Cooler: Stock intel cooler || GPU: Palit GTX 1050 || PSU: Can't remember exactly but know it meets the needs of my components || Case: White Falcon Case || SSD: Kingston 120GB || Storage: WD Blue 1TB

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1 minute ago, eth_jones said:

Thanks syn, I suppose I will still be in the same situation though if I buy an i7 4770K or 4790k? Is that right?

yes but you get a much bigger performance boost going from an i5 to an i7 rather than overclocking the i5, not to mention it's also a hassle, and i included the "K" CPU's because they're higher clocked out of the box even if you don't overclock them

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6 minutes ago, syn2112 said:

they're higher clocked out of the box even if you don't overclock them

The only bummer about this is that the k SKU CPUs only have a 100MHz higher clock until 6th gen. (And even then it's still a bummer because the all core turbo is the same)

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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7 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

The only bummer about this is that the k SKU CPUs only have a 100MHz higher clock until 6th gen. (And even then it's still a bummer because the all core turbo is the same)

except for the 4790K which has a beastly 4.0 - 4.2Ghz all core boost, well, beastly back in the day :D but still pretty damn good in today's standards

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So what's the difference between turbo and overclock? @fasauceome @syn2112

 

I'm looking at the intel website for specs on the 4770 and 4790k also, and it talks about Max Turbo Frrequency. Is that overclock or something else?

CPU: i5-4690K @ 3.5GHz || MoBo: Asus H81M-C || RAM: 16gb Kingston HyperX Blue || Cooler: Stock intel cooler || GPU: Palit GTX 1050 || PSU: Can't remember exactly but know it meets the needs of my components || Case: White Falcon Case || SSD: Kingston 120GB || Storage: WD Blue 1TB

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37 minutes ago, eth_jones said:

So what's the difference between turbo and overclock? @fasauceome @syn2112

 

I'm looking at the intel website for specs on the 4770 and 4790k also, and it talks about Max Turbo Frrequency. Is that overclock or something else?

Turbo is an innate property of the chip. It changes frequency because it will do better in workloads. Overclocking goes outside the set of turbo. The standard turbo for the 4690k is 3.9GHz for a single core, and multi core boosts are lower (I think 4 core is something like 3.6.) if you overclock, you basically set a new turbo speed for the CPU to operate at, so you can make one core do 4.5, all cores do 3.9, etc.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Turbo upon Usage
4690 / K

3.9 Single.

3.8 Dual

3.8 Triple

3.7 Quad

Some boards for z97 stock default out of the box CPU Turbo info states...in fact it will do 3.9 / 3.8 / 3.7 / 3.7, losing 100Mhz on Triplecore usage (Gaming)
Some locked boards also allow Turbo binning. Not overclocking, but allowing you to chance the Dual another 100Mhz and nothing else...
Then I've seen better boards allow 3.9Ghz on all Cores  called MCE - Multicore Enhancement isn't just Turbo, but really an OC Preset for ALLcores to sit at Turbo1Core speeds.

Maximums - Asus Z97-K /w i5 4690 Bclk @106.9Mhz * x39 = 4.17Ghz, 8GB of 2600Mhz DDR3,.. Gigabyte GTX970 G1-Gaming @ 1550Mhz

 

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23 hours ago, fasauceome said:

Turbo is an innate property of the chip. It changes frequency because it will do better in workloads. Overclocking goes outside the set of turbo.

Ok so Turbo is like when I'm out running, if I run up a hill I have to exert more energy and my body can just do that automatically, then exert less energy when going back down hill. But overclocking would be like giving me a bicycle to ride instead of even running in the first place?

CPU: i5-4690K @ 3.5GHz || MoBo: Asus H81M-C || RAM: 16gb Kingston HyperX Blue || Cooler: Stock intel cooler || GPU: Palit GTX 1050 || PSU: Can't remember exactly but know it meets the needs of my components || Case: White Falcon Case || SSD: Kingston 120GB || Storage: WD Blue 1TB

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3 hours ago, eth_jones said:

But overclocking would be like giving me a bicycle to ride instead of even running in the first place?

Basically yeah, it is a lot like increasing that max capacity for it to do that. Unless you do BCLK overclocking, which you don't need to with a K-SKU CPU, it will be able to return to that low use state.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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