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Old June 18, 2016, 08:15 PM
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Hi, I would like to know if you have the non-k oc bios for the gigbyte z170-N gaming 5? Also, it's my first time on the forum. I would like to know which mobo is decent enough to handle non-k oc.

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Old June 18, 2016, 09:04 PM
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Hi, I would like to know if you have the non-k oc bios for the gigbyte z170-N gaming 5? Also, it's my first time on the forum. I would like to know which mobo is decent enough to handle non-k oc.

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Doesn't look like one is available as far as I can tell.
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Hi, I would like to know if you have the non-k oc bios for the gigbyte z170-N gaming 5? Also, it's my first time on the forum. I would like to know which mobo is decent enough to handle non-k oc.

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It was a pretty short lived dream to OC non-K chips before Intel locked it down. Only a few boards really did this well, and that is only on certain versions of the bios.
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Old June 19, 2016, 05:14 AM
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It's been quite a while since I spent any time there, but the only motherboard manufacturer I've seen with a strong established bios modding community is MSI... ( https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?board=45.0 ).

No guarantees, but if non sanctioned bios' were still out there to be found, that's where I'd expect to find them.
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Old June 19, 2016, 06:49 AM
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It was a pretty short lived dream to OC non-K chips before Intel locked it down. Only a few boards really did this well, and that is only on certain versions of the bios.
No. You can still download bioses for most of the z170 boards.
Intel Skylake Non-K Overclocking BIOS-List - Overclocking.Guide

Other bioses will not work though.
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Old June 19, 2016, 11:02 AM
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Any pointers for board that'll non-k oc well for around 150CAD? I hope of hitting 4,2-4,5ghz. :)
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MSI boards are where I would look.
Updated MSI Z170 Non-K Overclocking Guide (new BIOS!) - Overclocking.Guide

What CPU are you looking at?
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I'm looking at a i5-6400+ a air cooler like the bequiet PURE ROCK. (Or something else you can recommend?)

I would probably say around the range of 150 CAD+ 40CAD wifi card.
I'm not sure about crossfire or even sli since I'll be buying a 1080p, 1ms response time and 144Hz monitor. (The AOC G2460PQU or something you can recommend to me that won't break the budget. I will mostly play FPS and TPS like Overwatch, Robotcraft, Mighty No.9 and Titanfall 2.)
So, you can put ITX options.

For the gpu, I'm looking at a RX 480. (around 300CAD for the gpu.)

I have 1000CAD for computer+monitor.

Here's what I've been able to come up with so far: Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core, ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker

Any suggestion will help me a great deal! Thanks!
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I use an i5-6400 and it overclocks all the way up to 4.8GHz. Although my Asus board has idle stability issues w/ the bclk higher than 171 so I have keep it @ 4.65GHz. I see no reason to go for a more expensive CPU.

I'd definitely stick w/ whatever MSI board from that list is in your price range.
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OK! Thanks the tips! :D
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