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Hi, first time poster here.

I'm really curious what, if anything, you've decided iRUSH. I'm in a very similar boat. Looking to pick up an 8320e from MC with one of their bundled mobos. I'm looking to do, at most, a mid-range OC (i.e. 4.2-4.7). I would probably be happy with just 4.5.

That said, I was eyeing the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 and the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3, though with my budget I wish I could go for a cheaper one like the Fatality 970... I would like this to be stable for several years though (it will probably be a hand-me-down to my wife in the future).

I wish it was a clear, objective decision!

I'm still holding out. I've had the Asus you mentioned. It's very good up to 4.5 and gets there easily but it's socket temps prevent you from pushing much further. Unless you want to Frankenstein your setup with ziptied fans blowing on the board front and back. It's a great board and up to 4.5ish I have nothing but good things to say about it.
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Hi, first time poster here.

I'm really curious what, if anything, you've decided iRUSH. I'm in a very similar boat. Looking to pick up an 8320e from MC with one of their bundled mobos. I'm looking to do, at most, a mid-range OC (i.e. 4.2-4.7). I would probably be happy with just 4.5.

That said, I was eyeing the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 and the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3, though with my budget I wish I could go for a cheaper one like the Fatality 970... I would like this to be stable for several years though (it will probably be a hand-me-down to my wife in the future).

I wish it was a clear, objective decision!


Both are good board but the ASUS board is a bit better. The bios alone is tons better. The difference in price isn't a big deal when you factor in using the board for a few years. Saving $30 is a small price to pay to get a good product that will serve you well for a long time.
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I was eyeing the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 and the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3, though with my budget I wish I could go for a cheaper one like the Fatality 970... I would like this to be stable for several years though (it will probably be a hand-me-down to my wife in the future).
Too bad you missed the sale on the UD3P. It was only $65 or something at the egg AR. It was even cheaper at Microcenter with the bundle pricing a few months ago.

If you're planning to overclock don't get anything with 4 phases or low-grade VRMs.
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Too bad you missed the sale on the UD3P. It was only $65 or something at the egg AR. It was even cheaper at Microcenter with the bundle pricing a few months ago.

If you're planning to overclock don't get anything with 4 phases or low-grade VRMs.

Looks like it just went back on sale for $75. Pretty good thumb.gif
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Hi, first time poster here.

I'm really curious what, if anything, you've decided iRUSH. I'm in a very similar boat. Looking to pick up an 8320e from MC with one of their bundled mobos. I'm looking to do, at most, a mid-range OC (i.e. 4.2-4.7). I would probably be happy with just 4.5.

That said, I was eyeing the ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 and the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3, though with my budget I wish I could go for a cheaper one like the Fatality 970... I would like this to be stable for several years though (it will probably be a hand-me-down to my wife in the future).

I wish it was a clear, objective decision!

I'm still holding out. I've had the Asus you mentioned. It's very good up to 4.5 and gets there easily but it's socket temps prevent you from pushing much further. Unless you want to Frankenstein your setup with ziptied fans blowing on the board front and back. It's a great board and up to 4.5ish I have nothing but good things to say about it.

What are you planning on cooling the Vishera with?
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Sounds great then, thanks all for the replies!

Yeah, even with a budget in mind, I figure it's best to spend the few extra bucks if it makes a real difference. Probably just going to pick up the bundle later today.

Would the Evo 212 and a couple 120 fans work for 4.5?
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What are you planning on cooling the Vishera with?

I'm sure I have a h100i around or a dark rock pro 3 here somewhere.
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Gigabyte 970AUD3P as a minimum and ideally a 990FXAUD3 is what I'd be looking at. Color theme be damned. Those CPUs are energy whores and need to be fed good juice. The FXA is a solid board.

Honestly, given how pissy those chips are, I'd be putting the money down on the sabretooth or the CHV. But then, I wouldn't run circa 2011 obsolete architecture in a "new" system. smile.gif

You have the CPU though so go for it.

Go with the sabertooth and make sure you have circulation around the processor even if you waterpump. Never had a reliable 970 and certainly not 99X.


Three 99X all had the same problem. The X chips can driver fault in a AMD driver update and lose access to ALL USB ports.
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Would the Evo 212 and a couple 120 fans work for 4.5?
Use this.

http://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-True-Spirit-140-Power/dp/B00IYEEOMO
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What are you planning on cooling the Vishera with?

I'm sure I have a h100i around or a dark rock pro 3 here somewhere.

Eventually I'll get to more conservative cooling, but for now it's on the big boy loop
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