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Hello everyone.

I am trying to build a system based on AMD FX-8350 Vishera, I hope some body can check this and comment ^^.

Core: AMD FX-8350 Vishera
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-880GM [packs HD 4250]
RAM: 4x4G 1333 RAM [G.Skill most likley]
HDD: 150G 16mb buffer 3Gb/s SATA Raptor [very cheap and should be speedy].
PSU: COUGAR A-Series A560 PSU

Optionl: a non-stock AMD cooler [have few in mind] & Arctic Silver 5 tube.

Thank you to everyone in advance! ^^

I hope I didn't screw up too much heh.

P.S. So far I seem to not able to find, which mother board can support Vishera and not breack my wallet.
These claim to support FX, but can they support the latest chip? I am truly unclear on this subject, I hope someone can help me out here...
MSI 990FXA-GD65V2
ARock 970 Pro3
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3

thank you fr yur time in advance ^^
Edited by _Red_Dog_ - 11/6/12 at 5:47pm
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post #2 of 46

The middle mobo does not have heatsinked VRMs and will not cut it. Of the other two, the 990FXA has a great reliability record - and a rev 3.0 has UEFI now.

1600Mhz RAM can probably be had for less price.

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xd_1771

thank you so much for replying! ^^

So the middle one I selected wouldn't cut it?

What would a mobo have to have in order to run the latest Vishera? As I understand I would need 990FX Northbridge, but what else? Could you please elaborate?

Thak you in advance ^^

*I am ok at building Intel system, but wanted AMD this time as I was blown away by AMD's latest flagship = ]
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post #4 of 46

With the FX 8-core you ideally want heatsinked VRMs and a quality setup. To which the bottom of the three is probably the best in reliability. Given it's your option I assume you can afford it, so go for it and enjoy 8 cores! Any 970 or 990X or 990FX board with a good VRM setup will do.

post #5 of 46
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Thanks for help man! ^^

Well I decided to go with GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3. I hope I did not make a wrng call...

P.S. Cards based on 770 chipset for example sometimes state that they are FX compatible, are they actually compatible with a latest core?
If so, whats wrong with buying them? (i understand inferior chip, inferiors frequencies and etc.), but what else? I for one did not notice to much of a performance increase between pantherpoint mobos from intel and thier older generations [friends comapred benchmarks on similar rigs]
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I know you're set on an 8350 which is a sweet chip but at the same time you could get a 3570K/Z77 board for the same or even less then a 8350/990Fx combo. Ivy doesn't need high end motherboards to over clock like pd does. You could pair a 3570K with an 89 dollar Pro3 and easily over clock to 4.6-4.8. Go over the benchmarks and choose what's best for what you do on a daily basis. Do not let a specific brand dictate what to buy.
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My friend has a rig build around the Ivy. I will be able to compare benchmarks with him than ^^ [build around ASRock z77].

I honestly though, 8350 should be able to take on that ivy bridge[in terms of performance especially when rendering is involved]. But of course I could be wrong ^^.
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Go with Ivy for sure. The only way FX can be suggested is if you already have a compatible motherboard.
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post #9 of 46

Red_Dog, is rendering part of your involvement with this machine?

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Stay Puft
My friend has a rig build around the Ivy. I will be able to compare benchmarks with him than ^^ [build around ASRock z77].
I honestly though, 8350 should be able to take on that ivy bridge[in terms of performance especially when rendering is involved]. But of course I could be wrong ^^.

With apps using all 8 cores it will push ahead of the 3570K. You didnt state where you would be buying from. Newegg? Amazon? TD?

8350/UD3 Combo : 341.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1094237

3570K/Extreme4 : 334.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

Again look at the benches
Edited by Stay Puft - 11/7/12 at 8:44am
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