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August 17, 2013 8:09:03 PM

hi im doing a prity large upgrade and need advice if anything will go wrong current specs are:
Intel Core i5 650 Processor LGA1156 3.2GHz 4MB Cache CPU
Asus P7H55-M LX LGA1156 2DDR3 GLAN 1PCIEx16 mATX
thermaltake lightpower 700w psu
2x4g gskill ripjaws
sapphire radeon hd 7850 2g oc
windows 64bit (ofc)
i currently have or bottleneck or something not really sure new stuff im putting in:
+AMD FX-8150 Eight-Core 3.6GHz 16MB Socket AM3+ 125W
+ASUS CROSSHAIR V-FORMULA-Z /990FX/4 x DDR3/4 x PCI-E2.0 x 16/8 x SATA3/6 x USB3.0/GBLAN/8 CH SUPREME a
+ASUS PCE-N15 WLAN PCI-Express N300
+CoolerMaster HTK-002 Thermal Paste
+Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO CPU Cooler

any advice at all will be apperciated

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August 17, 2013 8:33:06 PM

I'd suggest an FX-6350, and you're spending too much on the MB.

Do you need the WiFi adapter? You don't currently have one.

Drop the thermal paste.
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August 17, 2013 9:09:38 PM

i do but its pci'e and dont i need thermal paste?
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August 17, 2013 9:15:07 PM

If your current card is PCIe, that will work fine.

The cooler comes with thermal paste. I'd suggest a CM Hyper212 Evo though.
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August 17, 2013 9:21:36 PM

ok thanks alot just one more thing umm the wireless card has different look on the bottom ( lol ) and the mobo i wanna get doesnt have a slot for that type it looks like
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August 17, 2013 9:28:45 PM

What model card?

There's no point in getting an ROG board. They're massively overpriced, and you're better off spending about $90 on a 970/990X board.
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August 17, 2013 9:33:32 PM

TP-Link TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter a

i have somthing similar to this one but on the mobo i wanna get it looks like it can only seat these types
ASUS PCE-N15 WLAN PCI-Express N300
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August 17, 2013 9:35:36 PM

Yeah, that's PCI.

Don't get an ROG board. They're a ripoff in general, and unless you're spending more on the cooling than on the board, aren't worth it.

You're never going to CF/SLI on that PSU either.
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August 17, 2013 9:35:57 PM

oh ok so mobos aint that important? sorry just got into building pcs recently
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August 17, 2013 9:37:39 PM

ASUS M5A97-R2 /970/4 x DDR3/2 x PCI-E2.0 x 16/6 x SATA3/4 x USB3.0/8 CH AUDIO/GBLAN/RAID/ATX a
would that be beter? its only 100$
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August 17, 2013 9:47:43 PM

Can't link to their pages due to poor web design, but:

FX-8320 ($185)
That MB is fine.
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August 17, 2013 10:11:34 PM

AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core 3.5GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Black Edition
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3-R4 4xDDR3 6xPCI-E/1x PCI /8xSATA3/4 x USB3.0 / GLAN / RAID / ATX
would that be a good match sorry
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August 17, 2013 10:13:06 PM

No real point in spending the extra for the 990FX board.
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