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Best cheapest mobo for FX 8350

I don't have any knowledge about AMD.
Ques 1: Can I overclock FX 8350?
Ques 2: Best and cheapest gigabye mobo for 8350? I m looking for GA-970A-DS3. Is it good choice for OC as well?
Ques 3: Does AM3+ Mobo Support Nvidia GPU? I m looking for GTX 660 TI?
Ques 4: Any AMD GPU equivalent or better than GTX 660 TI?
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  1. Best answer
    I don't have any knowledge about AMD.
    Ques 1: Can I overclock FX 8350? YES
    Ques 2: Best and cheapest gigabye mobo for 8350? I m looking for GA-970A-DS3. Is it good choice for OC as well? No
    Ques 3: Does AM3+ Mobo Support Nvidia GPU? I m looking for GTX 660 TI? Yes
    Ques 4: Any AMD GPU equivalent or better than GTX 660 TI? No
    More about : cheapest mobo 8350 Below

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

    GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    You will also need aftermarket cooling to overclock. Below
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082
    XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler LGA1150 Haswell Compatible
  2. Yeah there is amd equavilant gpu's but nvidia is your best bet if you like physics in games like planet side 2 and such
  3. the 7950-7970 are far better then the 660 ti so thats silly to say there is no equivalant card to the 660ti
  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    I don't have any knowledge about AMD.
    Ques 1: Can I overclock FX 8350? YES
    Ques 2: Best and cheapest gigabye mobo for 8350? I m looking for GA-970A-DS3. Is it good choice for OC as well? No
    Ques 3: Does AM3+ Mobo Support Nvidia GPU? I m looking for GTX 660 TI? Yes
    Ques 4: Any AMD GPU equivalent or better than GTX 660 TI? No
    More about : cheapest mobo 8350 Below

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128519

    GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    You will also need aftermarket cooling to overclock. Below
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082
    XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler LGA1150 Haswell Compatible


    Will i get d pure performance of Nvidia on AMD Mobo? Or there will be less ?
  5. Nvidia on AMD ?Nvidia motherboard?
  6. Yes you will get pure performance of a nvidia gpu on an amd motherboard
  7. Thanks to all of u :)
  8. Your very welcome!
  9. One of the things I've found while looking into motherboards (reading reviews/overclockers.com) is that you're not going to have a great experience overclocking without spending upwards of $120. This might not be completely correct, but $50 will get you USB 2.0 and SATA 2; $75 will get you newer chipsets, SATA 3 and USB 3.0, but no real overclocking ability (no heat sinks, 3+1 phase); $120 is around the range where things start clicking. Above that I have no idea what you gain, as it's way out of my price range. It's possible this is terrible advice, but I don't see any point in buying a $75 range board (unless you have a SSD/need more SATA slots, PCI slots, USb ports, etc).
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