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I'm not really into crossfire so would a 970 chip be fine still and would my PSU be fine too?
A 990 board like the M5A99X EVO R2.0 would be better, but dont know whats easily available for you. Check out the VRM database though:
http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database/0_20

Your PSU has 4 separate 12 volt rails at 18A each. That could be a problem with the overclocked 8320. I dont know how the rails are split up. Is the 24pin connector on one rail and an eight pin connector on another so that you could feed 36A to the mobo ?
And a third would go to the HD 6950. You have to keep the 12V rails straight.

A large single 12 volt rail would be better.
Edited by cpmee - 4/24/14 at 4:06am
    
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A 990 board like the M5A99X EVO R2.0 would be better, but dont know whats easily available for you. Check out the VRM database though:
http://www.overclock.net/t/946407/amd-motherboards-vrm-info-database/0_20

Your PSU has 4 separate 12 volt rails at 18A each. That could be a problem with the overclocked 8320. I dont know how the rails are split up. Is the 24pin connector on one rail and an eight pin connector on another so that you could feed 36A to the mobo ?
And a third would go to the HD 6950. You have to keep the 12V rails straight.

A large single 12 volt rail would be better.
I think so. I don't think I'll overclock because the work I deal with doesnt benefit from overclocking as much as it benefits with multiple threads.

However, cheers for the suggestions. I should look at a lower TDP GPU too.
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Sorry to hijack the thread but I'm getting an FX 8350 and my mobo is a 4+! phase mobo as well, so I'm a little concerned. Any thoughts?
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if you want a 970 motherboard a GA-970A-UD3 or GA-970A-UD3P is probably the best options and is actually better then some of the 990s also smile.gif
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A good cheap mobo is the gigabyte 970 ud3p
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Just on a relative performance scale here.. I went from a 8120 to a 8350 (and now to a 9590) and the bump was quite big between the bulldozer and PD based chips. Going from a 6100 to 8320 or 8350 will be quite a nice performance jump
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Looking at these boards as they are in my price range:

Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P $112
ASRock 980DE3-U3S3 $67
AsRock 970-Pro3 $88
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Looking at these boards as they are in my price range:

Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P $112
ASRock 980DE3-U3S3 $67
AsRock 970-Pro3 $88

Go for the gigabyte UD3P version. Not the D3P. Reason for this is because the UD3P is 8+2 phases. D3P isn't.
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Looking at these boards as they are in my price range:

Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P $112
ASRock 980DE3-U3S3 $67
AsRock 970-Pro3 $88

all 3 of these board are 4+1 phase design without VRM Heat sinks i wouldn't recommend running an 8core off of a board with 4+1 phases without any VRM heat sinks
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if you want a 970 motherboard a GA-970A-UD3 or GA-970A-UD3P is probably the best options and is actually better then some of the 990s also smile.gif
This.

If you want to use a 970 board, one of those two is the way to go. I've been running an 8350 on a UD3 for more than a year beyond the 9370 specs and sometimes beyond the 9590 specs, and the board handles it with no problems at all. Just make sure it's a UD3 or UD3P. The other Giga 970 boards don't have the heatsinked 8+2 VRM configuration that makes them good choices for the 83x0 series chips.
     
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