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6 or 8 core cpu with my build!!(Need Help)!!

Hello i need help with something(i know i've been asking a lot of questions but this is my first major build and want to get it right the first time) i'm upgrading my motherboard and my cpu currently and have been looking at this motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131942

and this cpu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285

Thing is based on reviews i've been told that this motherboard's VRM fry if you OC but i don't know if they will fry if I use stock for this processor.

Should i carry on with this current build or should i dumb down the processor to say an amd fx 6300.

Im mainly going to play new games like BF4(which from benchmarks shows great preformance with the 8 core im wanting) and don't want to find out that under load this wont work.

Also my case can only fit uATX boards and I don't want to get a new case.

Any help would be appreciated!!

My video card is a EVGA GTX GeForce 650 paired with my current intel pentium g620 2.8GHz can run bf3 at around 50 fps(that is if close everything running and set bf3.exe to high priority)
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    That board has a 760G chipset. Any 8 core CPU will NOT work as it should on it. For that you would need at least a 970 chgipset board.

    To be honest that board is such old technology that I advise people to stick to either a 970 chipset or 990FX chipset board to avoid issues.
  2. do you think i can get a fx 6300 to work on a that board or should i get the highest chipset i can get with a uATX board(880G)
  3. marioman3002 said:
    do you think i can get a fx 6300 to work on a that board or should i get the highest chipset i can get with a uATX board(880G)


    As I said, I always suggest avoiding the extremely cheap boards unless you are looking for only adding a 4300 and never plan to upgrade.


    I do not know of any 880G chipset board that supports piledriver CPUs.
  4. I guess i could replace the case to accomodate the real motherboards then so i can use these processors then. will a mid tower be enough to hold a new motherboard that supports these chipsets
  5. Good idea. Worth the investment in my opinion. 760G is a really bad chipset.
  6. That power supply is crap.

    Here is a better one at not much more : http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=59615&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1313

    Here is a cheaper place to get the motherboard : http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-M5A97E2&c=CJ
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