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Motherboard and cpu cooler upgrade

by stelphil / December 8, 2014 10:20 PM PST

hi to all,
i would like your help choosing a new motherboard and cpu cooler.My computer has the components that follow:
CPU : Intel Core i7 2600k
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3
RAM: Corsair 8GB kit Vengeance 1600
GPU:Sapphire 6870 1GB
HDD: Western Digital Sata 3 750GB
Samsung SH-222AB Sata DVDRW
Case: Coolermaster CM 690 II (ver.2)
PSU: Corsair GS 600W
and i am using cubase and a little photoshop and some light gaming.
the reason i want to upgrade is to overclock my cpu to around 4,2-4,5GHz
i have seen the following parts
The shops that are available to me are these:
but generally i don't know what to choose.
I would like the cpu cooler not to be noisy.
Some friends suggested the Asrock Fatallity Pro-M and Noctua NH-U14S.What would be a sensible choice of these or if you have the time to look at the stores for a 2 generations behind CPU since the next upgrade i will do won't be until at least 2-3 years from now??
I would like your suggestions and i thank you in advance.
* I will not do an sli or a crossfire
**I had chosen the Bequiet Dark Rock Pro 3 but i saw that it covers all the ram dimms and my ram are the vengeance and are too high for it

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So approx. how much does it add up to?
by Oldartq / December 9, 2014 4:16 AM PST
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not what i am looking for
by stelphil / December 9, 2014 4:41 AM PST

thank you for taking the time to answer,but my question was about the motherboard and the cpu cooler.After a little search it came down to Dark Rock 3 and Noctua NH-U14S and the motherboards Extreme 6 and Fatality Professional-M.
I decided to go with the noctua cooler but i still don't know what is the difference between the two motherboards.

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Here's the thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2014 5:04 AM PST
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by stelphil / December 9, 2014 5:27 AM PST
In reply to: Here's the thing.

not one motherboard in the list is 1155 socket

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Could be a sign that 1155 is on the way out!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2014 5:32 AM PST
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Since you are dealing with a dated socket, why change the board at all? As we know there is rarely a performance reason.

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