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hey guys,

I got an fx8350 already and planning to get this Gigabyte GA-970A-D3

http://ryanscomputers.com/index.php/mainhome/item_List/5/0

I want to run xen so i dont have to dual boot whenever i want to play games(again total n00b xen is all i heard) but im told that the 560ti is hard to work with and since I only have a 720- monitor atm im inclined towards the radeon. I wanna do some virtualization work eventually too(might add a cheap gpu for a VM and hook it up to the TV).

Dont know about the case yet but I can get a wood case made until i can add water cooling.. For now all I can do is add a bigger fan and a push pull arrangement's design idea's appreciated smile.gif
post #2 of 10
I don't believe xen will allow you to run a visualized OS with full GPU support.... There is a way to do it but you have to use an i5 from what I remember for the VT-D support.

But either way you'd be better off just dual booting to be honest.

As for your case, the corsair obsidian 650d is very good.
post #3 of 10
Yeah, don't get the 970a-d3, has no vrm cooling. That 8350 will be throttling all day probably. get a Gigabyte 970a-ud3, Asrock 970 extreme3/4, Asus m5a97/evo, Biostar ta990fxa.

These are all budget boards that should have no problems with that 8350.
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Sorry for the delay my netline was real slow and i couldnt sign in,(but if ye follow the news i wouldn't have been able to buy anything anyway lol).

I might get a knock of Chinese case cuz there cheap here and i honestly don't mind if it looks a little tacky.Ill keep those boards in mind and what i i need is a board with amd-V support to play nice with xen.I know this should be taken over there but woulda single 7770 be better at this setup than 2X 6670? that way id have two seperate seats.
Edited by fiki - 2/7/13 at 6:18pm
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My dad got a package deal so hers what what we ended up getting::

Space knock of case(post pic later)
500w thermaltek power suply
liteon dvd writer
1TB WD HDD
2X 4GB ddr3 ram
gigabyte 970a-d3
fx8350
gigabyte 7850 2gb gddr5

The mobo only has 4+1 power but we got a good deal on the 7850
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Quote:
My dad got a package deal so hers what what we ended up getting::

Space knock of case(post pic later)
500w thermaltek power suply
liteon dvd writer
1TB WD HDD
2X 4GB ddr3 ram
gigabyte 970a-d3
fx8350
gigabyte 7850 2gb gddr5

The mobo only has 4+1 power but we got a good deal on the 7850

The 7850 / 7870 are very good cards for the price. thumb.gif
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The 7850 is a great card. I play games on my 42" Plasma or my 55" LCD using that GPU. You will not be able to OC with that MoBo though, as it has no cooling for the VRM's. I would say, return that MoBo if you can and pick up an M5A97 EVO R2.0 and you will be set.
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My dad got a package deal so hers what what we ended up getting::

Space knock of case(post pic later)
500w thermaltek power suply
liteon dvd writer
1TB WD HDD
2X 4GB ddr3 ram
gigabyte 970a-d3
fx8350
gigabyte 7850 2gb gddr5

The mobo only has 4+1 power but we got a good deal on the 7850

I'd advise against trying to overclock. Your mobo is weak, your PSU is weak, and you have no aftermarket heatsink. Should be fine for running at stock though.
    
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post #9 of 10
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Sorry for the delay guys varsity has been hell n I STILL havent got a cam. But there must SOMETHING I can do like when I get water n cool the VM and processor also I still have the stock 400W psu that came with the case if it helps.
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Well its done now,too ad about the moo but theres gotta be SOMEHING I an do.Like maybe turn of 2 cores or something?
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