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So I've started buying new parts for my current rig as the GPU died and generally it was time for an upgrade. Here's an idea of what I've purchased so far:-

FX 6100 ---> FX 8320 w/ Silverstone ARGON ar02 92mm heatsink

Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 modded with EnzoTech MOS-C1 heatsinks and an 80mm Fan ---> No upgrade

8GB 1333Mhz (2x4GB) sticks of Dolgix (random generic brand) RAM ---> No upgrade

Sapphire HD 5770 (sadly died) ---> Sapphire r9 280

Corsair CX430 ---> be quiet! Straight Power E9 CM 580

This is all housed in a Coolermaster N200 with 5 dust filtered arctic F12 fans (Non PWM versions)

So the big question is should i upgrade the mobo and RAM? i'm actually planning on OCing the 8320 to 4.2 GHz and wondering if my Mobo and heatsink will cope with this. I'm not too sure about OCing the GPU either.

Any suggestions would be great!

Thanks,


Mike
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Originally Posted by Vaesor View Post

So I've started buying new parts for my current rig as the GPU died and generally it was time for an upgrade. Here's an idea of what I've purchased so far:-

FX 6100 ---> FX 8320 w/ Silverstone ARGON ar02 92mm heatsink

Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 modded with EnzoTech MOS-C1 heatsinks and an 80mm Fan ---> No upgrade

8GB 1333Mhz (2x4GB) sticks of Dolgix (random generic brand) RAM ---> No upgrade

Sapphire HD 5770 (sadly died) ---> Sapphire r9 280

Corsair CX430 ---> be quiet! Straight Power E9 CM 580

This is all housed in a Coolermaster N200 with 5 dust filtered arctic F12 fans (Non PWM versions)

So the big question is should i upgrade the mobo and RAM? i'm actually planning on OCing the 8320 to 4.2 GHz and wondering if my Mobo and heatsink will cope with this. I'm not too sure about OCing the GPU either.

Any suggestions would be great!

Thanks,


Mike
Hey you got the Enzo Mos heatsinks so you modded your mobo pretty good to cope the stupid chip.

Iv owned 4300, 6300, and currently have 8320. Let me tell you going from 4/6xxx--> 8xxx is CRAZY heat!

Ram upgrade would be a waste of money do not worry about that, unless you want to add more ram SURE but not the type of ram.

Also on your GPU id recommend 285 instead as its the "updated" version of the 280.

And to answer your question specifically on 4.2 handle Yes, yes your mobo would be able to handle 4.2, 4.4 may be pushing it, but 4.2 is possible without doubt.

Hope this helps.
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I wouldn't recommend OCing on a 4+1. At all

But you can.
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I wouldn't recommend OCing on a 4+1. At all

But you can.
There is only 1 4+1 mobo I would say oc away and it is a BioStar TA990FXE.
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Originally Posted by istudy92 View Post

Hey you got the Enzo Mos heatsinks so you modded your mobo pretty good to cope the stupid chip.

Iv owned 4300, 6300, and currently have 8320. Let me tell you going from 4/6xxx--> 8xxx is CRAZY heat!

Ram upgrade would be a waste of money do not worry about that, unless you want to add more ram SURE but not the type of ram.

Also on your GPU id recommend 285 instead as its the "updated" version of the 280.

And to answer your question specifically on 4.2 handle Yes, yes your mobo would be able to handle 4.2, 4.4 may be pushing it, but 4.2 is possible without doubt.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for the help / info.

I did indeed get those and mounted an 80mm fan slightly above them to help with cooling. It's kept my fx 6100 running stable at 4.2 for about a year and a bit now (i did all the right tests too e.g. prime95 for 4hrs, voltage / heat checks etc). Great investment smile.gif I know OCing on this board is not recommended, but I have a feeling i know i can manage if i've come so far without any issues!

In the future I will be getting a mid tower and an atx board, but for now i've bought what i needed for better performance.

Hoping my GPU arrives soon so i can finish this build off... but i'm getting the r9 280 as it's only £129.90 over here (dirt cheap for a student thumb.gif). The chip also cost me £60 second hand and it seems in great condition.

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Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

There is only 1 4+1 mobo I would say oc away and it is a BioStar TA990FXE.

Nice board, but i'm not upgrading to an atx yet if this little cheap modded gem can hold on strong for a bit longer!
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