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FX-8320 on m-ATX

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Say I got the best m-ATX board from asus for AM3+ and put an 8320 or 8350 in it, with a top down noctua cooler, and overclocked it to at least 4.5ghz. Would my computer catch on fire?



This is actually a huge debate on my own AMD upgrade thread at linustechtips.com. What do you guys say?
    
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AMD FX-4100  Gigabyte am3+ 760g m-atx Asus Gtx 560 G-Skill 2x 4gb 1333 
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WD 500gb (friend gave me it, never looked at it) None Windows 7 Pro Acer 20 in. 
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AMD FX-4100  Gigabyte am3+ 760g m-atx Asus Gtx 560 G-Skill 2x 4gb 1333 
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WD 500gb (friend gave me it, never looked at it) None Windows 7 Pro Acer 20 in. 
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G510 Cooler master 500 watt Fractal Design Define mini G300 
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Not likely, lol. Noctua makes some really nifty coolers for mATX solutions, and if you were using a high quality motherboard that would probably mean that you have a decent budget to spend. Besides, computers don't normally catch fire unless something catastrophically fails anyhow.

If you put a good quality cooler in there from Noctua, then no, you're going to be just fine. You're PC won't catch on fire, and assuming that you overclock it carefully and run benchmarks to be sure that it is stable and stays withing the CPUs safe temperature, you'll be just fine. Make sure the mATX case has decent ventilation though, as you need a way to get the hot air the CPU releases out of there.

Cheers, and have fun overclocking! smile.gif
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The debate that we we're having is the 4+1 power phase for any m-atx am3+ board. The most expensive one is under 100 bucks. Some were saying that it didn't matter and I'd be fine, others stated that my motherboard would be too hot, and someone said top down cooler to cool it. Idk just getting you guys' feedback
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4100  Gigabyte am3+ 760g m-atx Asus Gtx 560 G-Skill 2x 4gb 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500gb (friend gave me it, never looked at it) None Windows 7 Pro Acer 20 in. 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G510 Cooler master 500 watt Fractal Design Define mini G300 
Mouse PadAudio
None (lolololol) Logitech Z313 2.1  
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AMD FX-4100  Gigabyte am3+ 760g m-atx Asus Gtx 560 G-Skill 2x 4gb 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 500gb (friend gave me it, never looked at it) None Windows 7 Pro Acer 20 in. 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G510 Cooler master 500 watt Fractal Design Define mini G300 
Mouse PadAudio
None (lolololol) Logitech Z313 2.1  
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