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need budget mobo for 8350 max OC 4.5-4.8Ghz

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June 26, 2013 9:22:24 AM

Hi guys. My head is exploding here of all the choices i see online, sadly whenever i find a suitable mobo, after reading reviews i end up closing the browser tab.

I will be upgrading my QX9650 to a shiny new 8350. I could hardly push my intel to 3.66Ghz on Zalman 9900NT, but it wasn't really stable OC. Most of games actually runs better on stock 3.0... bad batch, i guess.
I am also recording 720p video and streaming 480p, this is the best i can do with current CPU and my games are already suffering. On top of that i have P7N2 diamond mobo, which is absolute rubbish with 790i ultra sli chipset... so many bad memories.

Also i got 8GB corsair memory 1600Mhz (currently at 1333Mhz due to bad mobo stability)
And GTX 670 OC

Anyways,

I am looking for a mobo:
Under 100 euros
SATA 3 6Gbps
USB 3.0 + front panel USB 3.0 port
I don't plan SLI. Used to have SLI and quad-sli, never again.
I am planning to OC to 4.5Ghz and stay there. 4.8Ghz would be nice, but 4.5Ghz should be enough for years.
on-board audio

think that's it...

What i found so far:

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (outside my budget for 10 euros, gah.. also unnecesary SLI/Xfire)
Asus M5A97 R2.0 Motherboard (i like he price of this one)
ASRock 970 Pro3
Asrock extreme 3

Oh and will be getting noctua nh cooler, if it matters.
June 26, 2013 9:58:01 AM

Budget and max overclock dont go well together. You'll need a 990FX board or the 970 UD3
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June 26, 2013 10:07:29 AM

Intel God said:
Budget and max overclock dont go well together. You'll need a 990FX board or the 970 UD3


hmm that's true. I guess going 8320 and using money saved to get better mobo wouldn't make much difference
Thanks for the answer, tho. Confirms what i've been reading around about that chipset
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June 26, 2013 10:15:09 AM

raymich said:
Intel God said:
Budget and max overclock dont go well together. You'll need a 990FX board or the 970 UD3


hmm that's true. I guess going 8320 and using money saved to get better mobo wouldn't make much difference
Thanks for the answer, tho. Confirms what i've been reading around about that chipset


8320 and 8350 are the same chip just at different clockspeeds. Just makesure whatever board you get has some decent power phase's. Preferably 8+2
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June 26, 2013 4:14:39 PM

Intel God said:
raymich said:
Intel God said:
Budget and max overclock dont go well together. You'll need a 990FX board or the 970 UD3


hmm that's true. I guess going 8320 and using money saved to get better mobo wouldn't make much difference
Thanks for the answer, tho. Confirms what i've been reading around about that chipset


8320 and 8350 are the same chip just at different clockspeeds. Just makesure whatever board you get has some decent power phase's. Preferably 8+2


UD3 looks great. Hopefully i'll have a chance to get rev 3.0, otherwise i'll go with either sabertooth or UD5, not a budget boards, but the heck with it, i'll just wait another week and save up them extra 30 euros for a stable motherboard. Getting CX750M as well, so I guess there is no point in cheaping out on mobo too much either.

Thanks for your time
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June 26, 2013 5:47:01 PM

raymich said:
Intel God said:
raymich said:
Intel God said:
Budget and max overclock dont go well together. You'll need a 990FX board or the 970 UD3


hmm that's true. I guess going 8320 and using money saved to get better mobo wouldn't make much difference
Thanks for the answer, tho. Confirms what i've been reading around about that chipset


8320 and 8350 are the same chip just at different clockspeeds. Just makesure whatever board you get has some decent power phase's. Preferably 8+2


UD3 looks great. Hopefully i'll have a chance to get rev 3.0, otherwise i'll go with either sabertooth or UD5, not a budget boards, but the heck with it, i'll just wait another week and save up them extra 30 euros for a stable motherboard. Getting CX750M as well, so I guess there is no point in cheaping out on mobo too much either.

Thanks for your time


Anytime. Post back if you have any other questions
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July 11, 2013 4:24:12 PM

Got Asus M5A99FX Pro 2.0 and I love it!
Thanks again, mate.
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