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Best MoBo to go with FX 8350

post #1 of 19
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Been doing some upgrades to my rig over the past month. Got new RAM, an SSD, and new monitor. Now I want to get a FX8350. Was originally going to keep my current mobo, but found I had some extra spending money and decided to get a new mobo with it.

Looking at these four:

ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0

ASRock 990FX Extreme3

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3

ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0

I want that board that will overclock nicely as I want to try and hit 5GHz with the 8350. So, I'm open to anything, as long as it's under $200. Unless it's really good.

Also, will I have to get anything for my CPU cooler to make it fit with AM3+'s? It's a Hyper 212 +.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 19
I'll go with ASRock 990FX Extreme9
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post #3 of 19
if you want to hit 5ghz you will need a better cooler as the 212 will not be able to keep up with temperatures the 8350 produces. get either a noctua d14 or a corsair h100i. that is more important than upgrading your mobo.

if you really want a new mobo, i would recommend this one. it has a 12+2 phase power delivery which is really beneficial if you are trying to reach high clock speeds as it improves stability and raises the overclocking potential of the chip:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157267
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post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by DizZz View Post

if you want to hit 5ghz you will need a better cooler as the 212 will not be able to keep up with temperatures the 8350 produces. get either a noctua d14 or a corsair h100i. that is more important than upgrading your mobo.
^^ This...

For OC'ing AMD FX is very, very important, have very good cooling...
post #5 of 19
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I don't think my case will support water cooling, but I could be wrong. If I was to get a new cooler I'd like to go water. I may have to wait on getting to 5GHz then.
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post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Jahocowi View Post

I don't think my case will support water cooling, but I could be wrong. If I was to get a new cooler I'd like to go water. I may have to wait on getting to 5GHz then.
It will support 1 120MM rad in the back, so a H80i would be my choise here.
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post #7 of 19
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How does the H80i vary from the H100i. I would like the get a new case eventually and the price difference between the 100i and 80i isn't that big. So, if the 100i is better I'd rather wait to get a new cooler till I get a new case.
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Jahocowi View Post

How does the H80i vary from the H100i. I would like the get a new case eventually and the price difference between the 100i and 80i isn't that big. So, if the 100i is better I'd rather wait to get a new cooler till I get a new case.
The H80i is about 3-5c higher then a H100i.
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post #9 of 19
IMHO H80i overpriced for what it is. If you can pick up an NZXT Kraken or wait for the Swiftech h220 then do so because they'll get you better temps.
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Roadkill95 View Post

IMHO H80i overpriced for what it is. If you can pick up an NZXT Kraken or wait for the Swiftech h220 then do so because they'll get you better temps.
Yes a custom loop is far better then a close loop.
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