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Asrock 970 extreme4 + fx8350 good pair?

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March 26, 2013 2:34:58 PM

I don't intend to OC. I saw that some people are having trouble with this combination because of the low power phases. Thanks
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March 26, 2013 3:01:29 PM

Extreme3 is a better board for the money...less QC issues.
March 26, 2013 3:12:51 PM

970 or 990?
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March 26, 2013 3:44:00 PM

Now, since you're not OC'ing go 970 series.
March 26, 2013 4:35:04 PM

But the board has no problems with the 8core right?
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March 26, 2013 4:40:23 PM

Enderegg said:
But the board has no problems with the 8core right?


No, it has no problems with 8 cores, but the extreme4 series has been..."buggy" and some of those boards have arrived D.O.A (Dead on Arrival)...so for the sake of less issue with having to troubleshoot later if it comes in not working properly...get the extreme3 series and spend the extra money on a GPU.

As a side note, if you ever intend to Crossfire or SLI GPUs...(run 2 cards at once or more...) You may want to instead buy the 990FX series...which will support that capability.
March 26, 2013 4:55:00 PM

Só hard topick the right hardware :(  I may even just get the m5a99 pro. Don't need to overkill the gpu. 7870 tahiti li is almost as good as the 7950 so that will do the job. Thanks but of you have some mobos in your mind say it pls.
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March 26, 2013 4:59:17 PM

ASrock extreme3 970FX or 990FX...970 series runs about $85 and 990 series runs about $100-110...

That board has onboard USB and onboard ethernet...it will work if you want to OC later, and it's a good quality board from ASrock that should last you a good while. You could buy more board than that...but it's really not necessary. If you're only ever going to run 1 GPU (most people will)...then the 970 series is plenty for you.
March 26, 2013 5:03:52 PM

O don't know if I'll get a 2 gpu latter or sell the one I have and get another one. The extreme3 can't oc a 8core
March 26, 2013 5:03:53 PM

O don't know if I'll get a 2 gpu latter or sell the one I have and get another one. The extreme3 can't oc a 8core
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March 27, 2013 8:01:41 AM

Extreme3 can OC with the best of them...where did you hear that? I know several people who are EXTREMELY OC'ed on extreme3 boards...(4.8-4.9 GHz on FX 8350) though they have custom loop water systems with high end hardware designed with tolerances to take it...

You should be able to OC to ~4.6 on Air cooling if you use some HD case fans and something like a CM 212 EVO
March 27, 2013 8:19:09 AM

8350rocks said:
Extreme3 can OC with the best of them...where did you hear that? I know several people who are EXTREMELY OC'ed on extreme3 boards...(4.8-4.9 GHz on FX 8350) though they have custom loop water systems with high end hardware designed with tolerances to take it...

You should be able to OC to ~4.6 on Air cooling if you use some HD case fans and something like a CM 212 EVO


really? but every where i look it says it even has problems with stock speed :S
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March 27, 2013 9:11:13 AM

??? In my personal experience, the 990FX chipset has no issues with the FX-8350...just update the BIOS.

My other recommendation would be a Gigabyte 990FX ud3...if you're more comfortable with that...do that instead.
March 27, 2013 9:27:48 AM

Are you sure? That mobo only has 4+1 power phases. It's recommended at least 6+2
March 27, 2013 9:41:21 AM

4 + 1 Power Phase Design" same as the extreme4 970

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March 27, 2013 10:45:29 AM
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"■Digi Power, Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU"

That's from ASRock themselves...that means you're good to go. The extreme4 has had some QC issues...that's the ONLY reason I don't recommend it.

Also, ASRock extreme series boards come with a really good VRM system, which is really what you want...

Ultimately I can't make you buy it, but I built my system on that MoBo and intend to OC, and I have several people who have HEAVILY OC'ed their FX-8350's and run that board...

If you have the money, buy the Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0...

If you don't have the money, buy the gigabyte or ASRock board I am talking about...you won't regret any of the 3 boards I have told you...they will work just fine.
March 27, 2013 11:04:03 AM

Thanks
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March 27, 2013 11:08:03 AM

No problem
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I have the same board though i do not have the 8350, instead im running 8320.

Personally its been a great combo for me, getting stable clock at 4.4ghz. And temps idling around 18c average 35c during gaming
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