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I'm looking to build my first AMD rig, and from what I can tell, they're pretty hit or miss. You're either getting what you see described, or you're getting something similar to a DoA.
This hinders my ability to fully judge based off reviews and different posts; So I'm coming to you guys for help!

What I'm looking for is a motherboard and processor that can be rather easily over clocked to 4.2-4.5GHz (plan to put water cooler in there) and not have much of a problem.
I have the RAM I'm going to use and is pretty much compatible with most boards (DDR3, so we're on the same page.)
I'm going to be using a GTX 960 for the time being as I have it already and it's a very nice card imo. Something that will support SLI (for future use) would be nice but not a deal breaker.

I'm really looking for something that will fit in http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7TD3198115&ignorebbr=1 without much hassle.

The water cooler I've settled on, for now, is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106241&cm_re=water_cooling-_-35-106-241-_-Product
that can change if something better is suggested.

Would also like to know if anyone knows if that water cooler will be able to fit if I install the radiator in the front section, as that is the only area that supports such a large radiator.

I would also like to use http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811997017&ignorebbr=1 without ruining a fan connector on the board suggested as well.

I know I'm being rather picky, but I'm easy to sway to other products similar or better without much pricing-

ahh, speaking of. I would like to spend no more than 150 on the board its self and an 8350 or so price range would be nice. (not the black edition or any fancy cooler, as im switching to water quickly after setup)


I appreciate any and all advice.

Thank you for your time,

Steal Women

(EDIT: fixed typo)
(EDIT2: Forgot to ask about water cooling installation specifics)
(EDIT3: Found my answer to water cooling question, the bottom 5.25 bay is removable to allow for just such an occasion.)
Edited by StealWomen - 6/5/16 at 12:34am
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Originally Posted by StealWomen View Post

I'm looking to build my first AMD rig, and from what I can tell, they're pretty hit or miss. You're either getting what you see described, or you're getting something similar to a DoA.
This hinders my ability to fully judge based off reviews and different posts; So I'm coming to you guys for help!

What I'm looking for is a motherboard and processor that can be rather easily over clocked to 4.2-4.5GHz (plan to put water cooler in there) and not have much of a problem.
I have the RAM I'm going to use and is pretty much compatible with most boards (DDR3, so we're on the same page.)
I'm going to be using a GTX 960 for the time being as I have it already and it's a very nice card imo. Something that will support SLI (for future use) would be nice but not a deal breaker.

I'm really looking for something that will fit in http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7TD3198115&ignorebbr=1 without much hassle.

The water cooler I've settled on, for now, is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106241&cm_re=water_cooling-_-35-106-241-_-Product
that can change if something better is suggested.

Would also like to know if anyone knows if that water cooler will be able to fit if I install the radiator in the front section, as that is the only area that supports such a large radiator.

I would also like to use http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811997017&ignorebbr=1 without ruining a fan connector on the board suggested as well.

I know I'm being rather picky, but I'm easy to sway to other products similar or better without much pricing-

ahh, speaking of. I would like to spend no more than 150 on the board its self and an 8350 or so price range would be nice. (not the black edition or any fancy cooler, as im switching to water quickly after setup)


I appreciate any and all advice.

Thank you for your time,

Steal Women

(EDIT: fixed typo)
(EDIT2: Forgot to ask about water cooling installation specifics)
(EDIT3: Found my answer to water cooling question, the bottom 5.25 bay is removable to allow for just such an occasion.)

Hello and welcome to Overclock.net.

What are your specific needs for this system? I mean, what are your plans on doing with the system? Gaming, editing etc. etc.

That is important so we can help you choosing the correct components. It also depends on your budget.

This is what we need:

1: what is your budget.

2: what are you using it for.
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The budget is kinda small. $350 for the motherboard and cpu together should give some room, right?
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and i'd like to use it for gaming and movies (at the same time) and lots and lots of multi tasking, from picture editing to multiple clients of the same game.
I currently play Runescape (oldschool runescape) so its not very cpu heavy and browse the internet with a movie going.

(forgot to add that above)
post #5 of 44
that cooling is overkill for the clocks you intend.

What board are you considering? the asus pro aura 970 has been getting some pretty glowing reviews.

960 should work fine, my girlfriend has one in with an APU and it works just find for reasonable settings up too 1440p

350 usd should be plenty for a decent board and Decent fx-8 chip.

you could get away with a 2x 120mm cooler rather than a 3x120mm unless you insist on running only three fans on it. (push/pull at slower speeds for better and quieter results)

if you are intending on using Win7 the Hotfix updates are available in the first post of the club thread in my signature

also make sure to make use of affinity settings to allow any multi instance game to work without hitching
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Oke,

Depending where you life i would go with an AMD FX-8350 because it loves multitasking and very easy to overclock. Most 8350 chips can clock up to 4.8 GHz but you need an very good after market cooling in order to cool it.

Motherboard i would go with Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 or Gigabyte 990 FX gaming G1. you can also go with Gigabyte 990 FX UD5 R5 but that personal preference.

how is the rest of your system? PSU, RAM etc.
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The clocks i intend are honestly just for starting out. I'm new to overclocking and don't want to destroy a chip before i get my foot in the door.
Plans to increase in the future.
I've honestly read/watched the best reviews for a few of the 990 boards, at the time i can't recall which 990 though.

Here's just a quick "looks good" build i've put together on Newegg, http://i.imgur.com/6wskglN.jpg


The 1000w is because I, somehow, blew an 850w in the past without doing anything out of the ordinary other than a slight GPU oc. (by slight i mean i took it up MAYBE +55mhz core speed.)
The mobo is the one i believe I was digging into and found to be a really good board.
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Looks like a good system to me.

I would only replace the cooler for an Corsair H100i GTX since it has better cooling and better warranty.

And in all honesty, you don't need 1K power supply, i have clocked my CPU over 5 GHz and also an max overclock on my GPU and the max i drew was like 550 watts, so 1K PSU is really not necessary.
you do want a good brand PSU like Seasonic, Cooler master or Corsair (they are all made by Seasonic) I personally would go with Cooler Master V850 because of its very good reviews and excellent warranty replacement service from Cooler Master.

As for the Motherboard, i would go with UD5 or Gaming G1, i have the last one and i like it very much and it has M.2 Nvme support.
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IMHO steer clear of the UD3 line, too many issues and most don't trust giga to do a proper bios.


FWIW, I've got my 8370-e clock to 4.8 and a custom skyn3t-ish bios on my titan.

I still have much head room on my 850-x

just sayin..
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post #10 of 44
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Looks like a good system to me.

I would only replace the cooler for an Corsair H100i GTX since it has better cooling and better warranty.

And in all honesty, you don't need 1K power supply, i have clocked my CPU over 5 GHz and also an max overclock on my GPU and the max i drew was like 550 watts, so 1K PSU is really not necessary.
you do want a good brand PSU like Seasonic, Cooler master or Corsair (they are all made by Seasonic) I personally would go with Cooler Master V850 because of its very good reviews and excellent warranty replacement service from Cooler Master.

As for the Motherboard, i would go with UD5 or Gaming G1, i have the last one and i like it very much and it has M.2 Nvme support.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128886

Is that the board you are referring to?

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IMHO steer clear of the UD3 line, too many issues and most don't trust giga to do a proper bios.


FWIW, I've got my 8370-e clock to 4.8 and a custom skyn3t-ish bios on my titan.

I still have much head room on my 850-x

just sayin..

I've heard that the UD3 line has had troubles, but I've also read where they've been amazing. It's part of that "cant really tell til you try it" category. That's a category I like to steer clear of if the item is going to be a main component in my entire system.
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