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990FXA-GD65 OR 970A-G46 & FX6300 or FX6350 ?

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June 18, 2013 1:12:38 PM

Hello everyone

I will be buying a set of Motherboard-CPU-Ram (I have rest of the components required) within next few days. I have searched enough & narrowed my choices to AMD 6 cores & MSI Mobo.

The only confusion I am left with are :
1) FX 6300 (95watt) or FX6350 (125 watt!!)
2) 990FXA-GD65 OR 970A-G46 (I heard there are V2 of these as well)

I can really save some bucks by choosing the G-46, but I am afraid, whether it would support a 6350's wattage if overclocked (although I doubt I will ever do that but still just want to keep the option open)

Also as per http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ 6350's performance is way better than 6300. But is it really so? Otherwise I would really be happy with a G-46 & 6300.

P.S - My purpose of this rig will be recent games with as much as higher settings as possible within the capability of 6300/6350 (Don't bother suggesting me Intel, I don't have the money!!) & watching/listening Bluray quality video/Audio.
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June 18, 2013 1:26:15 PM

Why not the MSI 990XA-GD55 then. It has the same amount of VRMs as the 990FXA-GD65, but should be cheaper.

The performance difference between the FX-6350 and FX-6300 is small. It's the exact same CPU just at slightly higher clocks - and that becomes irrelevant when both can be overclocked. All you're left with is a possibly better binned chip that might reach higher clocks... or might not.
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June 18, 2013 1:34:27 PM

Sakkura said:
Why not the MSI 990XA-GD55 then. It has the same amount of VRMs as the 990FXA-GD65, but should be cheaper.

The performance difference between the FX-6350 and FX-6300 is small. It's the exact same CPU just at slightly higher clocks - and that becomes irrelevant when both can be overclocked. All you're left with is a possibly better binned chip that might reach higher clocks... or might not.


Checked newegg, it's showing discontinued. Feedbacks aren't good too!! Any other recommendation??
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June 18, 2013 7:25:00 PM

Actual power consumption of FX6350 is just 10w more than the FX6300. TDP doesn't reflect a CPU/GPU's power consumption, just an awareness from manufacturer that you should have "that good" of a cpu cooler ( that can handle 125w output, in this case ) to run the CPU/GPU unstressful.

As for board, I recommend the Gigabyte ga-970a-UD3. Good power design ( 8+2 phases, on par with 990FXA-GD65 ) that can handle even upcoming FX9000 CPU, plus many features for just 100$ : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970...

If you want proper SLi/xfire support to use in the future then you have to get a board with 990x/990fx chipset. Here's a short list of them : http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#s=4&l=2&sort...
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June 19, 2013 1:34:42 PM

Madn3ss795 said:
Actual power consumption of FX6350 is just 10w more than the FX6300. TDP doesn't reflect a CPU/GPU's power consumption, just an awareness from manufacturer that you should have "that good" of a cpu cooler ( that can handle 125w output, in this case ) to run the CPU/GPU unstressful.

As for board, I recommend the Gigabyte ga-970a-UD3. Good power design ( 8+2 phases, on par with 990FXA-GD65 ) that can handle even upcoming FX9000 CPU, plus many features for just 100$ : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970...
If you want proper SLi/xfire support to use in the future then you have to get a board with 990x/990fx chipset. Here's a short list of them : http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#s=4&l=2&sort...


Considering that MSI board has an Coaxial S/Pdif, which is my only option to get in connected with my sound system, without buying additional converter, I would still go for it.
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June 19, 2013 6:17:02 PM

I see. If you want those ports and have the OC option open then stick with the 990FXA-GD65 then. Also check out the Asrock 970 Extreme4, if it's available to you.
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