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What motherboard and power supply should i take?

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December 14, 2013 8:56:16 AM

Hello. I have decided to get myself a new rig. So here are the components that i want to buy:
GPU: Radeon R9 270X
CPU: AMD FX 8120 Eight Core
RAM: 2x 4GB 1600MHz
HDD: 2-4 TB

The only problem is i haven't decided what Motherboard i should buy.
Just to let you know i will be using this PC mainly for gaming,video editing and you other typical daily use...
And from what i know you only need a good Motherboard if you want to overclock, which i won't be doing.
Also i don't know how powerfull power supply i need...
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December 14, 2013 9:03:33 AM

First off, a "good" motherboard is a necessity whether you plan to overclock or not. Good quality components and materials are important for stability and longevity of your new computer. Anyway, I'm curious why you decided on the Fx 8120. I'm not saying if its good or bad or otherwise, just curious how you came to decide on that processor.
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December 14, 2013 9:04:29 AM

lol 8 core... while technically true its a 4 module cpu... anything with a 970 or above chipset will be fine. as long as its from asus, gigabyte, msi or surprisingly asrock.
psu 550w 80+ bronze (good quality is essential here.)
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December 14, 2013 9:06:45 AM

todd1780 said:
First off, a "good" motherboard is a necessity whether you plan to overclock or not. Good quality components and materials are important for stability and longevity of your new computer. Anyway, I'm curious why you decided on the Fx 8120. I'm not saying if its good or bad or otherwise, just curious how you came to decide on that processor.


Idk i randomly selected it from a CPU list. It was cheap and had good ranking too.
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December 14, 2013 9:09:10 AM

Ok so i should go with i standard priced motherboard? By the way if you guys think the CPU is bad, can i have your opinion on which one i should take? My CPU budget is 190-200$ max.
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December 14, 2013 9:25:28 AM

cpu is perfectly fine for what you want to do. if you were gonna do higher level math like 3D rendering i would have recommended a different brand but for video and gaming its perfectly fine especially for the money.
you can get some decent budget boards for 80bux but the more you can spend the better as you will tend to get slightly thicker boards with better component selections with more features.
look to spend a similar amount on the motherboard for an amd system as you would for the cpu. its not essential just a quideline.
1 other thing. you will see a lot of boards listed as xfire compatable with x16 on slot 1 and x4 on slot 2... dont belive the hype. these aint xfire for anything other than the most basic gfx cards. most gpu's will require x8 minimum to enable full bandwidth support to get the max perfomance out of both cards. x4 would hobble the second card quite badly... im not saying dont buy a board with x4 im just saying dont think of it as an crossfire enabled board.
also if you dont need crossfire then you can buy cheaper boards with just as good components as the higher end boards. as its multi pci-e x16 and x8 that drives up price for most vendors.
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December 14, 2013 9:46:21 AM

Thank you all for your anwsers! I have decided i will get a high quality psu and a standard priced motherboard(since i wont be oc-ing anything or using xfire).
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