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AMD 8320 overclocked to 5Ghz is possible?

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December 19, 2013 9:05:09 AM

Hi I'm kinda new to the PC building scene so any advice would be great I have a AMD FX 8320 and gigabyte 990FXA ud3 (rev 4.0)

after christmas I'm getting the rest of the pc any advice on these parts would be really good, but right now it's

XFXAMD Radeon HD7870
Patriot 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 viper 3
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer
Arctic F14 140mm Fan X4
Corsair Builder Series 750W Modular
Fractal Design ARC midi R2 or Define R4 can't decide

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December 19, 2013 9:20:59 AM

well, ud3 class intended to mild overclocking.
and 8320 is a cpu with not very good binning..that's why it's sell as second grade after 8350..

With this combination, you'll need more than just luck if you want to push your processor to 5Ghz..

Mostly 8320 will run at 4.4-4.5Ghz..

So, if you want to touch that speed, get a better board and get 8350, and, don't forger, best cooler is a must..
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December 19, 2013 9:21:33 AM

5.0 is going to be hard to hit unless you get a really good chip. With AMD overclocking, the key thing you really need to cool down more than the chip is the VRM's and the socket. Since they have a high TDW already at 125w, and then overclocked even more power, that socket gets hot. A lot of people who OC their 8320 or 8350's to high temps need to cool the socket. I have a fan mounted behind my MB to cool my socket and people go as far to cut holes in their case on the other side and mount a fan to cool the socket.
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December 19, 2013 9:52:01 AM

Quaddro said:
well, ud3 class intended to mild overclocking.
and 8320 is a cpu with not very good binning..that's why it's sell as second grade after 8350..

With this combination, you'll need more than just luck if you want to push your processor to 5Ghz..

Mostly 8320 will run at 4.4-4.5Ghz..

So, if you want to touch that speed, get a better board and get 8350, and, don't forger, best cooler is a must..

okay well 4.5Ghz isn't bad i'll just have to do it and see what i can get
but apart from that do you think it's a good build or am i going over kill on some things (could i maybe save some money or vise versa will any of the parts be bottlenecking the rest ad maybe i need to spend a bit more ?
the only parts i already have is CPU and MB
P.S could you suggest a good cpu cooler that might be able to deal with the heat ?
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December 19, 2013 10:29:02 AM

XFXAMD Radeon HD7870 => good graphics card..
Patriot 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 viper 3 => decent memory
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer => well, good 120mm liquid base cooler
Arctic F14 140mm Fan X4 => no comment..
Corsair Builder Series 750W Modular => get a lower psu wattage. actually a system equipped with 7870 only consume 300w while gaming, so 500w actually is more than enough..but because you'll overclock that cpu, well 600w is the nice spot
but i don't like cx series..well, this one is intended for mild user, and durability is questionable..
it's a better powersupply, with much higher durability..
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12i... => for modular
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12i... => for non modular
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December 19, 2013 11:46:45 AM

Quaddro said:
XFXAMD Radeon HD7870 => good graphics card..
Patriot 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 viper 3 => decent memory
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer => well, good 120mm liquid base cooler
Arctic F14 140mm Fan X4 => no comment..
Corsair Builder Series 750W Modular => get a lower psu wattage. actually a system equipped with 7870 only consume 300w while gaming, so 500w actually is more than enough..but because you'll overclock that cpu, well 600w is the nice spot
but i don't like cx series..well, this one is intended for mild user, and durability is questionable..
it's a better powersupply, with much higher durability..
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12i... => for modular
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12i... => for non modular


oh i forgot to say that i plan to get another 7870 and do CF after a couple of months will that change it a lot ?

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December 19, 2013 3:31:48 PM

nope..620w is more than enough to run cf cards in your system..

let's see..
a system equipped with

note: this setup using an overclocked hexa core intel processor..

only consume 504w for total power consumption in crossfire mode while gaming..



So 620w psu is more than enough to run your system..even if you add one more card and run it in crossfire mode..
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June 27, 2014 8:11:51 PM

my amd 8320 is running nice at 4.8ghz :) 
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June 28, 2014 5:36:15 AM

620w psu is more than enough to run your system..even if you add one more card and run it in crossfire mode.
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