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Help! FX-8320/MSI 970-G46 (BAD COMBO!) Need motherboard advice!

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Ok. I'm back again. With another dead motherboard I think. -__-

Over the last few weeks I've looked into overclocking my CPU since I got a new H110 to keep my CPU nice and cozy at ~12c. So as I do research on what to set it at and everything I see that my motherboard and CPU are a TERRIBLE pairing. The VRMs on this motherboard are known to fail and apparently the CPU's 8 cores don't play well with this motherboards sockets. I have noticed as I constantly gauge the temps of a new build (I've been running this build for MAYBE a month or so in total. If even.) and I've seen the CPU Socket temps climb to ~55-60c any time I start to put load on it. I thought maybe if I put some more case fans into my rig the extra airflow might help even out the problem but after putting in an extra 120mm and 140mm intake fans and controller for them I've seen NO change in the temps.

Well last night I walked away from the computer after turning on Company of Heroes 2 (which at 1440p is apparently a bit of load for my GPU and CPU as I was getting ~15-25 fps). I came back after maybe 20 minutes or so of having walked away and my computer was still running but I noticed my GPU fans were running at 100% and my keyboard and mouse's LED's had turned off. I go and try to power it down by holding the power switch in but nothing happens. I flip the 1/0 switch on my PSU and after a moment flip it back on, hit the power switch and everything fired back up to 100% fan speeds and no post! Nothing! Zilch! Nada!

I've gone through the check list for determining the problem. Reconfigured RAM, checked motherboard seated correctly, non GPU power up, reset CMOS breaker and reset CMOS battery. Yes. My 8 pin plugs are in.

Does anyone know if maybe there's something I can do to fix this? Or have I blown this motherboard up? I've got no blown capacitors or scorch marks.

Again, the rig powers up, sends power out to fans, GPU and CPU but nothing is posting. It stays on. Doesn't even power off if I hold the power switch in.

I've also looked into getting a replacement board (Of a different brand) and I'm torn between the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer or maybe a Sabertooth? I've always used MSI boards and I'm heartbroken that I'd switch teams after so long but this motherboard failure is the last straw for me.

Eventually I'd like to SLI another GTX 770 into my unit so if anyone knows another great board that I could get a decent CPU OC with and have dual 16x pci2.0 support for SLI that'd be fantastic!

My Rig:
Cooler Master HAF 922 (1 200m front intake, 1 120mm front intake, 1 140mm bottom intake, 1 120mm exhaust, 2 140mm top exhaust fans onto liquid cooling radiator and 1 200mm fan on top of case as pull exhaust)
AMD FX8320 (stock settings)
Corsair H110 Closed Liquid Cooling kit
MSI 970-G46
Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 770 4gb (stock settings atm)
Corsair Vengeance 16gb (2x 8GB)
Corsair G600 power supply
OCZ SSD boot drive/ 1tb storage hard drive
QNIX 2560x1440p 120hz monitor (my native resolution is 1440p/120hz for all my games)
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Or have I blown this motherboard up?
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MSI 970-G46

Yeah, I think you blew up the vrms. Avoid the MSI 970-G46 for 8 cores.
http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database/0_20

Also, with a 8320 and 770 on your system, the the GS 600 psu is going to be marginal and may limit your overclock.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300 @ 4.9ghz M5A99X EVO R2.0 PNY 2gb NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 PNY DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 2X4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 330 SSD Samsung HD103SI Samsung HD204UI X 2 esata externals  Western Digital WD5000AAKX  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus Windows 8.1.1 pro with media center Funai 32inch LED HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Corsair CX600 Custom twin full tower, 12 - 5 1/4 bays total Logitech M510 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300 @ 4.9ghz M5A99X EVO R2.0 PNY 2gb NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 PNY DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 2X4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Intel 330 SSD Samsung HD103SI Samsung HD204UI X 2 esata externals  Western Digital WD5000AAKX  
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus Windows 8.1.1 pro with media center Funai 32inch LED HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 Corsair CX600 Custom twin full tower, 12 - 5 1/4 bays total Logitech M510 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Combo Mouse Pad, Calculator, USB ports USB stereo speakers Custom 5.1 digital sound system 
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Low cost- ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0- Just a plain MOBO that supports SLI and decent VRM's.

Mid- ASUS SABERTOOTH R2.0- Sprinkled with Unicorn horn dust TUF CeraM!X and better warranty.

High-CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z- the price says it all but might be for you..
Edited by anthony279 - 4/12/14 at 9:23am
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Thanks guys! In a crazy sort of twist to my ever functional build my rig decided to boot up this morning no sweat. -___-

I'll still be going to get a new Mobo. Def thinking I'm going to go with the Sabertooth. I'd like a crosshair but I'm saving up for a new Thermaltake Core V71 cause I just have to get a new case for my rig at this point (mines a little outdated and I'd like the increased airflow)

Plus I gotta bump my PSU up once I do get my hands on that second 770. just wish I could have 3 of em in Tri-SLI so I could do surround 3x1 1440p. 12.5 Megapixels of gaming graphics?! Yes please!!
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