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Hey fellow Bulldozers. I have a few questions about my FX 8120 and what I should do to OC it properly and safely.

I currently have a 650W PSU and was thinking of OC'ing the CPU to about 4.1 or 4.2 Ghz. I will be getting a new Mobo (this, but if you guys have better suggestions, please let me know) and a new air cooler (Cooler Master Hyper 212+/evo).

With the 650W PSU and a Sabertooth plus the Hyper 212, would I be able to OC comfortably? Or is this all too little?
If too little, what else or "instead of this, get that" should I get?
I also have a Cooler Master HAF 932 case.
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Hey fellow Bulldozers. I have a few questions about my FX 8120 and what I should do to OC it properly and safely.

I currently have a 650W PSU and was thinking of OC'ing the CPU to about 4.1 or 4.2 Ghz. I will be getting a new Mobo (this, but if you guys have better suggestions, please let me know) and a new air cooler (Cooler Master Hyper 212+/evo).

With the 650W PSU and a Sabertooth plus the Hyper 212, would I be able to OC comfortably? Or is this all too little?
If too little, what else or "instead of this, get that" should I get?
I also have a Cooler Master HAF 932 case.

Great combination of parts, 4.4 GHz at < 1.44 V should be easily achievable with a decent RAM kit and a little playtime in the BIOS adjusting voltages and HTT + Multiplier.
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Good choice for motherboard. CPU cooler is a little small. Look for something in the 175W+ range.

This one is pretty good

I believe the 212/Evo is only rated for 150W, so with a stock 125W CPU, it quickly ramps up in temperature when Overclocking.
Edited by ComputerRestore - 3/20/12 at 10:06am
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Well, I currently have a Gigabyte 970A-D3 and have read that it doesn't OC well and isn't a great mobo period. The only issue is that I only have $600 to spend on all of this and what I really wanted was a Sapphire 7950.

My thoughts originally: Get a new cooler and the 7950.

But now it looks like: New Mobo, cooler, and a new PSU.

I have an XFX 6950 2 GB and don't want to Crossfire.

Suggestions?

(P.S. I have a Kingston HyperX 8 GB RAM kit)
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How Do I PM you to join this FX club? thx
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Thanks For everyones assistance...

I'm now the proud owner of a nice 5 gig over clock on my FX-6200 , It turned out to be my ram configuration that was causing my massive instability issues !

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2303325
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Thanks For everyones assistance...
I'm now the proud owner of a nice 5 gig over clock on my FX-6200 , It turned out to be my ram configuration that was causing my massive instability issues !
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2303325

Wow grats. How does it run? Better than a Q6600? ;-)

Mind posting some Cinebench scores with your setup? Don't think I've seen a FX 6XXX @ 5Ghz yet.
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Well, I currently have a Gigabyte 970A-D3 and have read that it doesn't OC well and isn't a great mobo period. The only issue is that I only have $600 to spend on all of this and what I really wanted was a Sapphire 7950.
My thoughts originally: Get a new cooler and the 7950.
But now it looks like: New Mobo, cooler, and a new PSU.
I have an XFX 6950 2 GB and don't want to Crossfire.
Suggestions?
(P.S. I have a Kingston HyperX 8 GB RAM kit)

Hmmm, well to start. If you only plan to Overclock to 4.2ish (or even to 4.6ish) It is a pretty small overclock for these chips.
Not being a good motherboard for OC on these chips means you probably wont get above 5Ghz.

4.2-4.4Ghz is a very good OC for everyday use, it's right on the edge of needing too much voltage, and creating too much heat.

Summary: You would be fine with a decent CPU cooler and the 7950
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Hmmm, well to start. If you only plan to Overclock to 4.2ish (or even to 4.6ish) It is a pretty small overclock for these chips.
Not being a good motherboard for OC on these chips means you probably wont get above 5Ghz.
4.2-4.4Ghz is a very good OC for everyday use, it's right on the edge of needing too much voltage, and creating too much heat.
Summary: You would be fine with a decent CPU cooler and the 7950

Really? On the 970A-D3? Awesome biggrin.gif

I can get what I want which is the 7950 and the cooler. The reason is because I OC'ed my GPU (6950 2GB) to about 950/1320 at 1.149V and it started bottlenecking hard. BF3 easily went down 4 FPS and began stuttering.

The 7950 is awesome, and my reason behing getting it is for futureproofing. I'm big on that.

My PSU is alright though? I hear that FX 81** are "Power Pigs."
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they produce a lot of heat too

    
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