Originally Posted by Ultisym
More info on your build please. My 8320 can hit 4.1 without even touching the voltage. Somethings amiss here.
Gigabyte 990 FXA UD3 (everyone in this thread is hating, but I think it's ok)
Seasonic Gold 750 W PSU
HD 7970 Ghz
Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB
Corsair 300r case
3 Noctua P12 PWM fans on Phanteks TCP14
dvd drive, sound card, etc
I tried following a guide for FX 8150/8120 for Gigabyte motherboards here on OCN, but i just couldn't really get anywhere, nothing was stable. The lowest I tried was 4.2 at 1.45, and then I just gave up. I haven't spent a huge amount of time on it, since I've been busy since building the rig a couple of weeks ago. I have checked stability at stock though, and it is, so I can't RMA.
It'll boot into windows at much higher frequency or lower voltage, but Prime95 fails within a couple of minutes no matter what I do. And yes, I've read about Prime95 being ridiculous for FX series, but I'm of the opinion that ALL programs should be completely stable for a good OC. I would appreciate some tips for sure! I was going to post in the FX owners club this weekend for help. I think I just have an awful chip.
Sorry to derail thread, OP. I think your proposed build looks quite good. HD 7950 or 7870 might be better bang for buck than 660. Especially with the free games offered.
Edit. mention case and fans.Edited by moldyviolinist - 5/28/13 at 12:45pm