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Best boards to buy are the ASUS Sabertooth, the Crosshair V, or any Gigabyte 990FXA board. All of them can do 4.8+ and then it's just down to your cooling and chip.
Updating BIOS isn't dangerous on a Gigabyte board, Period. Dual BIOS is awesome like that, if the update fails it'll just call the backup.

There are 2 exception to that statement Sir. Biostar TA970XE and Biostar TA990FXE. These 2 mobo are high quality 4+1 power phase.
I had a 8320 that it max out at 4.7ghz stable and I can easily hit 4.7ghz on a Biostar TA990FXE and a Sabertooth.
Here is a pic on a Biostar TA990FXE.


I said 4.8+, you said 4.7, I fail to see the exception as of yet.
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Depends. The only really good 970 board is the GA-970a-UD3. 8+2 phase, it's a 990FXA-UD3 with fewer PCI-e lanes and got hit with an ugly stick.
Lack of LLC control, lack of being able to actually use BIOS for high overclocks, bad quality in general...

MSI is fine on GPUs and Intel boards, their AMD boards suck.
Still only 6+2 phase. People have a hard time pushing past 4.7-4.8Ghz on it, whether it's from an artificial limitation or just poor VRM quality.

Best boards to buy are the ASUS Sabertooth, the Crosshair V, or any Gigabyte 990FXA board. All of them can do 4.8+ and then it's just down to your cooling and chip.
Updating BIOS isn't dangerous on a Gigabyte board, Period. Dual BIOS is awesome like that, if the update fails it'll just call the backup.


If you have any questions about the 8350 and/or how well motherboards work with them, we've got a lot of people who can help HERE.
What if I don't really plan on overclocking past 4.7 GHz? Would that 990X be okay? Or is it still worth it to get the 990FX?
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I said 4.8+, you said 4.7, I fail to see the exception as of yet.

ya, by multiplier I can only do 4.7 stable so 23.5x but now I'm using fsb x multi and im getting 4.9 only being held back by temperatures... hoping to get to 5 during winter smile.gif

can't work with 30-35 degrees ambient afterall...
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I said 4.8+, you said 4.7, I fail to see the exception as of yet.
But that is the limits of my cpu. I have another 8320 on the way here and I will try it if the cpu limit is not 4.7ghz.
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8320 + ASUS Sabertooth 990FX or Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 and you're good to go! thumb.gif
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Depends. The only really good 970 board is the GA-970a-UD3. 8+2 phase, it's a 990FXA-UD3 with fewer PCI-e lanes and got hit with an ugly stick.
Lack of LLC control, lack of being able to actually use BIOS for high overclocks, bad quality in general...

MSI is fine on GPUs and Intel boards, their AMD boards suck.
Still only 6+2 phase. People have a hard time pushing past 4.7-4.8Ghz on it, whether it's from an artificial limitation or just poor VRM quality.

Best boards to buy are the ASUS Sabertooth, the Crosshair V, or any Gigabyte 990FXA board. All of them can do 4.8+ and then it's just down to your cooling and chip.
Updating BIOS isn't dangerous on a Gigabyte board, Period. Dual BIOS is awesome like that, if the update fails it'll just call the backup.


If you have any questions about the 8350 and/or how well motherboards work with them, we've got a lot of people who can help HERE.
What if I don't really plan on overclocking past 4.7 GHz? Would that 990X be okay? Or is it still worth it to get the 990FX?

Then you're fine with the Biostar boards, any Gigabyte board that ends in "UD#", and any ASUS from the 990x EVO and up.
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