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Hello,

I am hoping someone can alter or enhance my plans from the short list of items given above. I did not initially feel the need to choose the FX-8350 but here I am. I did want the GA-78LMT-USB3 as its virtues are well-described here. The Xion Xon 560 is a bit of a surprise but, I like the quantity and size of passive vents on the case. However, it seems like I may need to upgrade some of the fans in the case from some of the reviews I have read regarding the 560.

Anyway, I was hoping someone might have built something similar and could advise me regarding CPU cooling, a quality power supply and RAM. All of this takes enormous amounts of time that I never have. I purchased an evga GeForce 9800 GT PCIE 2.0 video card over a year ago so, this should be suitable for my needs.

I do not play games but, I will be doing some software writing and calculations/simulations but, I suspect gaming would be more demanding on the cpu than my uses.

Any thoughts?
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lots of guys saying the 8320 is just as good as 8350 and little cheaper. I have Team Vulcan 1600mhz ram that was on sale when I got it, seems to be working good in my intel system... think it was $45 for 2x4gb. w/ power supply- I'd recommend an antec or seasonic
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Honestly if you're doing calculations and simulations I'd go with Intel. It's more expensive, yeah, and I'd hate to be 'that guy' fanboying over Intel (I'm waaaay more into AMD, it's more fun).

If you do want to stay with the 8350, good. It's an awesome CPU. I have the 8120 and these things overclock like a beast. That's how AMD is, anyways, centralized around giving you high headroom for overclocking.

For a PSU, if you're not going to be gaming, I'd recommend something 600+ watts. Personally I have a 1,000 watt Rosewill PSU because I love headroom and I'll be SLIing my 770 soon, always good to have an ample amount of power. Rosewill, Antec, Seasonic, all of those are good choices.

Your motherboard is good, I checked to make sure it supports the TDP of the 8350 as when I built my first PC I bought a crappy little micro ATX that only supported 85 watts, my 8120 was starving to death.

Case is good, it'll hold your motherboard. But be weary if you ever want to get into gaming a bigger case may be needed. If that's not an issue then all is well.

Everything should be fine, man. Good luck!
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Youown -You saved my tail! I forgot to check the motherboard TDP capacity for the Gigabyte! Thanks for that.

Your point regarding the Intel is well put. I've struggled with this issue for months. I cannot claim I'm definitively correct with the FX-series but, they are a solid cpu that will certainly get the job done. I think the factor that tipped the scale to the FX for me is CUDA. That is, the video card processing language and the dated 9800 GT I purchased last spring already features a lot of capability in this regard despite being an older card. The i7-4770k is a damn nice cpu but, everything associated with building one of these systems is more costly than I can justify. Hopefully, if my needs for processing power increase in the future, I'l have access to a grid or a larger income. I wish we could find a dual FX motherboard...that would be awesome!

My only concern is that I get a quality p/s that is also quiet and does not generate a lot of heat (I should have mentioned these factors in my original post.). I think the requirement for my 9800 GT is 400 W minimum with a minimum of 26 W on the +12 VDC rail. The suggestions you and Blue Dragon made regarding manufacturers will help reduce the task of selecting one.

Thanks again.
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