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AMD Kaveri Micro ATX build advice needed.

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I bought a Corsair 350D because I need a smallish computer for our family room. I have been debating using a Asus M5A78L-M LX and a 965 BE I have kicking around. I really want to go with something more up to date. I also thought about sticking a FX-4130 in the Asus board. I have a FM2A85X Extreme 6 with an A10-5800 in everyday use I can't discern any difference between my GA-990XA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 and my 6300. I am pretty impressed with the APU's. I guess my main question is will these FM2+ Micro ATX boards be any better suited to overclocking then say then the currently available Micro ATX boards are with the FX processors?
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I'd be careful with 965BE and similar in that board. It's pretty low end and the unheatsinked VRM aren't that great.

I'd take a look at Kaveri more based on steamroller cores versus overclocking alone.
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I'd be careful with 965BE and similar in that board. It's pretty low end and the unheatsinked VRM aren't that great.

I'd take a look at Kaveri more based on steamroller cores versus overclocking alone.
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I put a heatsink on the VRM's. I agree about the steamroller cores. That being said tinkering adds a big bonus to any computer I put together. Its like built in added value waiting to be unlocked.....
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What I'm reading is that Kaveri will have about a 15-20% increase in computing power from piledriver. It has a bit of overhead for overclockability but nothing crazy because of the low TDP. Kaveri would be perfect for an entertainment build. Don't cheat yourself on the mobo or cooler and remember that high performance ram will actually matter with APUs.
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I realized what he was saying about Kaveri and the increased efficiency of the Steamroller cores vs Piledriver. In my A10-5800K rig I dropped in DDR3-1866. I plan on using DDR3-2133 for this Kaveri build. My question is will the FM2+ Micro ATX boards be gimped 4+1 Phase like the AM3+ Micro ATX boards? Will it matter as much seeing they are 4 core and TDP of 100 watt vs 125 watt of a 6350 or 8320?
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