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Hello All,

Currently I own a AMD965 Black with a GTX 470. My motherboard is an Gigabyte 890FX-UD5. I only have 4 GB of RAM running on Windows 7 (64 bit). Yes, I know I need more RAM. Well, I got my tax returns and the woman gave me the go ahead to purchase a new setup. I was going to get the AMD FX-8350 8 core and a motherboard to support it. However, I am confused on what MoBo and RAM I Should go with. I thought about sticking with Gigabyte since I have had no issues with the one I have now. I am also confused on what RAM I should get.

Keep this in mind. My computer is under water. I have a RASA Waterblock, 360 Black Ice Radiator with a Push/Pull setup in my HAF932. The GPU is not underwater. I want this build to be future proof. So I need recommendations. I need the best RAM 2x8GB sticks for whichever motherboard you all recommend. I also need to know if it is worth getting a GTX 660 over my GTX 470. Or is it better to go with an AMD GPU this time around. I have kind of been out of the game for awhile as this system has been kicking @$$ for the past couple years. However, I want to upgrade as I am doing more and more video rendering, lightmap rendering, and gaming. If anyone could recommend a good setup that would be great. Something far superior than what I have now without breaking the bank too much. Thanks all. Your the best.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Piledriver Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 GTX 670 4GB GSKILL RIPSAW 1600 20GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-V 40GB SSD and 500GB WD 7200RPM PoS DVD-ROM (not even a burner lol?) Custom Water Cooling Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 23 inch 1080p x 2 One with a wire 750W Corsair Cooler Master HAF 932 
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One with no wire Squishy Type with Wrist Support Proplantronics 7.1 Headset 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Piledriver Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 GTX 670 4GB GSKILL RIPSAW 1600 20GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-V 40GB SSD and 500GB WD 7200RPM PoS DVD-ROM (not even a burner lol?) Custom Water Cooling Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 23 inch 1080p x 2 One with a wire 750W Corsair Cooler Master HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
One with no wire Squishy Type with Wrist Support Proplantronics 7.1 Headset 
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post #2 of 3
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For example, is this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102998 better than GTX660? I am just curious if these AMD cards are better than what I remember them being. Sorry for the Double Post.
Hoorah!
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Piledriver Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 GTX 670 4GB GSKILL RIPSAW 1600 20GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-V 40GB SSD and 500GB WD 7200RPM PoS DVD-ROM (not even a burner lol?) Custom Water Cooling Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 23 inch 1080p x 2 One with a wire 750W Corsair Cooler Master HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
One with no wire Squishy Type with Wrist Support Proplantronics 7.1 Headset 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Piledriver Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 GTX 670 4GB GSKILL RIPSAW 1600 20GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X25-V 40GB SSD and 500GB WD 7200RPM PoS DVD-ROM (not even a burner lol?) Custom Water Cooling Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 23 inch 1080p x 2 One with a wire 750W Corsair Cooler Master HAF 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
One with no wire Squishy Type with Wrist Support Proplantronics 7.1 Headset 
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I recommend the new Sabertooth R2 gen 3 Mobo. It is a very solid platform with all the bells and whistles. Future proof too.
Throw some 1866 GSkill or Corsair RAM in there. Then OC them. The 8350 will handle it fine.
A GTX 660 is more of a side step from a GTX470, you would be better off with the GTX670 or similar.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 (4.8GHz) Sabertooth 990FX (R1.01/BIOS1604) ASUS GTX 780Ti 2x8GB G.SKILL TRIDENT-X (2140MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 PRO 128GB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Kingston HyperX 3K 128GB Kingston SSDnow 128GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar BLACK 500GB ASUS Blu-ray ASUS LightScribe SILVER ARROW SB-E 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 PRO 64-bit 3x ASUS VN248H (24" 1080p AH-IPS) Logitech G710+ Seasonic G-750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM STORM:Trooper (DEFCON-3 MOD) Logitech MX Master Corsair MM600 CREATIVE Sound Blaster Z 
AudioOther
Audio Technica ATH-m50xbl Chill Factor III 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X4 880k ASRock A88M-G/3.1 ASUS GTX 660ti HyperX Fury 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial MX300 750GB LG Blu-ray Windows 10 P502ui-b1 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Logitech k400r Rosewill Hive 550W ROSEWILL SRM-01 Vizio S4251W-b4 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 550 MSI 770-C45 Sparkle GT 220 4GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black Seagate Baracuda 1TB ASUS blu-ray Stock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Proffesional  Acer 24"  Logitech Wave OCZ modXtreme Pro 600W 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Centurion 5 blue Logitech LX8 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 (4.8GHz) Sabertooth 990FX (R1.01/BIOS1604) ASUS GTX 780Ti 2x8GB G.SKILL TRIDENT-X (2140MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 PRO 128GB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Kingston HyperX 3K 128GB Kingston SSDnow 128GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar BLACK 500GB ASUS Blu-ray ASUS LightScribe SILVER ARROW SB-E 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 PRO 64-bit 3x ASUS VN248H (24" 1080p AH-IPS) Logitech G710+ Seasonic G-750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM STORM:Trooper (DEFCON-3 MOD) Logitech MX Master Corsair MM600 CREATIVE Sound Blaster Z 
AudioOther
Audio Technica ATH-m50xbl Chill Factor III 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X4 880k ASRock A88M-G/3.1 ASUS GTX 660ti HyperX Fury 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial MX300 750GB LG Blu-ray Windows 10 P502ui-b1 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Logitech k400r Rosewill Hive 550W ROSEWILL SRM-01 Vizio S4251W-b4 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 550 MSI 770-C45 Sparkle GT 220 4GB Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black Seagate Baracuda 1TB ASUS blu-ray Stock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Proffesional  Acer 24"  Logitech Wave OCZ modXtreme Pro 600W 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Centurion 5 blue Logitech LX8 
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