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I have this mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=870%20evo

Thinking of going with this CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103849

Should i buy this ram?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226103
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Looks all fine to me..
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Looks all fine to me..
Thx for the reply =]
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Looking good, but I do not recommend overclocking with that motherboard. I must warn you: Unheatsinked 8+2 power phase + 125W 1090T + if you have a tower cooler = no mosfet cooling whatsoever, which means the mosfets get very, very hot = high risk of mosfets catching fire = you're dead.
Try the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO for the same/lower price for more reliability due to a mosfet heatsink, though I must warn you that the vDroop may make overclocking a challenge and you will need to update the BIOS upon first boot. Another motherboard that is slightly more expensive but doesn't experience that problem is the M4A88TD-V EVO.
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Looking good, but I do not recommend overclocking with that motherboard. I must warn you: Unheatsinked 8+2 power phase + 125W 1090T + if you have a tower cooler = no mosfet cooling whatsoever, which means the mosfets get very, very hot = high risk of mosfets catching fire = you're dead.
Try the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO for the same/lower price for more reliability due to a mosfet heatsink, though I must warn you that the vDroop may make overclocking a challenge and you will need to update the BIOS upon first boot. Another motherboard that is slightly more expensive but doesn't experience that problem is the M4A88TD-V EVO.
Damm i should have come to this site first lol i bought the mobo cuz it seemed like such a good deal, this is going to be my first build and i was planning on learning about Over clocking and all that and trying it out on here. hmmm well i wouldnt want a fire to start thats for sure...its going in a nzxt phantom and using a corsair tx650 psu.

so you dont think i could over clock the cpu with that mobo at all?
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Damm i should have come to this site first lol i bought the mobo cuz it seemed like such a good deal, this is going to be my first build and i was planning on learning about Over clocking and all that and trying it out on here. hmmm well i wouldnt want a fire to start thats for sure...its going in a nzxt phantom and using a corsair tx650 psu.

so you dont think i could over clock the cpu with that mobo at all?
You'd be able to, but what he means is, when you increase the voltage, the mosfets need to work alot harder, in turn would make them really hot, if they are not sufficiently cooled than they might catch fire, it has happened before and can happen again.

Best thing would be, would be to monitor the temps of hte mosfets by touching them when testing the cpu stability using prime95 etc. Just touch them, they will get warm, but if they get burning hot and burn your skin, You would need to down clock the cpu and decrease voltage until they run hot and not BURNING hot.

So it might take alot of tweaking on your end, cause Hot mosfets really effect Voltage load balancing to the cpu and it would effect stability greatly.

Goodluck with your first build
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You'd be able to, but what he means is, when you increase the voltage, the mosfets need to work alot harder, in turn would make them really hot, if they are not sufficiently cooled than they might catch fire, it has happened before and can happen again.

Best thing would be, would be to monitor the temps of hte mosfets by touching them when testing the cpu stability using prime95 etc. Just touch them, they will get warm, but if they get burning hot and burn your skin, You would need to down clock the cpu and decrease voltage until they run hot and not BURNING hot.

So it might take alot of tweaking on your end, cause Hot mosfets really effect Voltage load balancing to the cpu and it would effect stability greatly.

Goodluck with your first build
Well with the cpu i picked do you think it would take much to oc to like or 4.0 to game? i wouldnt want to burn anything out, the mobo i picked would it be able to run the cpu stock fine or am i going to need to be watching even then? can you buy a heatsink for the part that it dsnt have one on?
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There have been reports of failing boards from overclocking X6. That's what xd_1771 warned about, bare MOSFET failures due to the added heat from the extra power.

One solution is to use MOSFET heatsink like these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708015
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708061
Since your board doesn't seem to have the mounting holes for these types of heatsinks, an option is to use thermal epoxy to mount it. These copper heatsinks are heavy. Stock thermal tape that comes with the heatsink isn't good at holding it.

These are a more flexible alternative:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708012

If using tower CPU cooler, I'd look for tall MOSFET heatsink so that it can get some air from the CPU fan. Thermalright's tower MOSFET heatsinks are also good. I just couldn't find one on Newegg.

I still recommend a MOSFET heatsink even for running stock speed.
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Originally Posted by Sainix View Post
Well with the cpu i picked do you think it would take much to oc to like or 4.0 to game? i wouldnt want to burn anything out, the mobo i picked would it be able to run the cpu stock fine or am i going to need to be watching even then? can you buy a heatsink for the part that it dsnt have one on?
It would be alright running stock, But when it comes to increasing hte core voltage and CPU imc voltage, your going to put extra load on the mosfets, its almost impossible to tell if the board would handle it or not. But stock and even maybe 3.6ghz at stock voltage should not be a problem, you might even be safe with 3.8ghz with a slight voltage increase, it just depends on how hot the mosfets get, heat is bad for electrical components, As the heat rises, so does the resistance, and a high amount of resistance is what causes instability and future failures.

Best bet would be to search the exact motherboard and read up on the reviews.
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So what would be the best ram to use on 870 asus with a x6t cpu eith a cas of 8 or lower would like 7. And is 1600 better then 1333 for amd?price range is limit to 100 without tax or shipping
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