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Can someone help me here? Fx 8320 on Asrock 970 extreme3 or ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3

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So I may have to get one of this two, long story but I just have this two options.

So my build is:

CPU: Fx-8320
Ram: Corsair vengaense 8 gb 1600 herz.
CPU Cooler: Cooler master 212 plus
HDD: 1 Tb WD Blue, 1 Tb WD Black
PSU: 600 Watts, still deciding...
Extra: Fan controller, and 5-6 fans.

I may do some mid oc, but may not, anyway, it appears that the asrock can handle the CPU, but I wanna be sure and if would be safe to overclock there? Also and most important does this board supports the Corsair 1600 hrz, or I have to overclock it? I have never done it, so something I should know? or maybe if I should just accept that limitation?

Also what about the asus? it saids I handles the cpu but not sure about it..
post #2 of 6
Asrock extreme 3 970 is ok. A 125 watt cpu will hinder your overclock due to the vrm's. Got my 95 watt fx 6300 running 4.5 ghz though on this board:D
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With an FX8### cpu, both boards will cause throttling. Get an 990fx mobo for that chip 8+2 power phase with load line calibration options
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True on the throttling issue. Fan on vrm's help. But yeah if u can afford it get a better board. thumb.gif
Edited by gridlock33 - 8/13/13 at 3:45am
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The asrock model has better cooling, you'll notice there is a heatsink on top of its vrms.
Both boards will be fine for FX8320 at stock.
You can maybe do a mild overclock on the asrock, but dont try overclocking on the asus because there is no vrm cooling.
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

The asrock model has better cooling, you'll notice there is a heatsink on top of its vrms.
Both boards will be fine for FX8320 at stock.
You can maybe do a mild overclock on the asrock, but dont try overclocking on the asus because there is no vrm cooling.


^ This is correct.
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