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Is this PC good for Overclocking the 8350?

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June 19, 2013 9:55:03 AM

Hello there! I am currently trying to get a new PC, to replace my extremely outdated one. and I am going for an FX 8350 (please don't recommend the 3570k, I have decided to go with the AMD and that's that), I am a beginner overclocker but I still plan on overclocking this, at least to 4.8ghz since i am investing a lot of my money into this PC, I will use the Corsair h80i and the ASUS sabertooth 990fx r2.0 motherboard, to afford these, I had to get the 7870 instead of the 7950, also will a TX650w psu be sufficient for this overclock? i can afford a TX750w, but the less money spent the better, the case will be the Fractal Design Arc midi tower r2, when I overclock, I kinda want temps to be below 80 degrees Celsius, I may overclock the 7870, or just upgrade to the 8950. I just want to know, is my PC good for my overclocking needs?

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a c 314 K Overclocking
June 19, 2013 9:58:48 AM

4.8ghz < doubt you'll get that stable , but low mid 4's is easy.

I own the board , great for overclocking.
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June 19, 2013 10:03:06 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
4.8ghz < doubt you'll get that stable , but low mid 4's is easy.

I own the board , great for overclocking.

Really? Because I see people reach 5ghz, and the cooler is great, I am investing loads of money in this, so can you tell me why I can't OC that high?

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a c 314 K Overclocking
June 19, 2013 10:07:10 AM

If you get lucky and get a good chip it's possible.Not likely.
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a c 314 K Overclocking
June 19, 2013 10:08:56 AM

Asrock 990FX Extreme 9 / My Setup All 8 cores

FX8350 \ 5.1GHZ. \ 1.384 VOLTS



Phanteks PH-TC14PE with Scythe Slipstream 110 CFM fans attached.
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June 19, 2013 12:44:02 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
If you get lucky and get a good chip it's possible.Not likely.


Hmm, thanks, you've given me a lot to think about. Thanks for the help
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a c 314 K Overclocking
June 19, 2013 12:53:43 PM

Your welcome.
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June 20, 2013 9:04:01 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Your welcome.


Wait, can you tell me the reason why I can't overclock so high? You managed a 5.1ghz overclock, isn't the h80i a high end cooler, and the motherboard a legit motherbaord for overclocking, I am only asking this because I am sacrificing the 7950 for these components, instead I would have to get a 7870 (or wait 5 days for the gtx 760, if it's a good graphics card)
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a c 314 K Overclocking
June 20, 2013 9:31:54 AM

Every chip is different , I've had mine at 5.3 but a little unstable.
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June 20, 2013 10:07:38 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Every chip is different , I've had mine at 5.3 but a little unstable.


Oh, well I am thinking of waiting for steamroller anyways. Maybe that will be awesome. Unless teh TDP actually 220W, then I'll stick with 8350 thanks.
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