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Is "Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P" good for AMD FX-8320?

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January 24, 2014 2:04:51 AM

I'm gonna get this build for gaming and want buy cheap motherboard. Is "Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P" good for AMD FX-8320? How about temperatures? I will not OC my processor manually, just enable Turbo. Choosing so low-cost motherbord is occured of low budget and i want to get PC at least for 5 years, so i need to pay more for processor and video card. Will be happy for answers!
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[Processor] AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz/8MB/2600MHz (FD8320FRHKBOX) sAM3+ BOX
[Cooler] DeepCool Iceedge 400 XT
[PSU] Chieftec CTG-600-80P
[Memory] Kingston DDR3-1600 4096MB PC3-12800 (KVR16N11/4) {x2}
[HDD] Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200rpm 64MB WD10EZEX 3.5 SATA III
[Video] PowerColor PCI-Ex Radeon HD7870 2GB GDDR5 (256bit) (1030/4800) (2x DVI, HDMI, 2x miniDP) or Sapphire PCI-Ex Radeon R9 270 2048MB DDR5 (256bit) (920/5600) (2 x DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort) (11220-00-20G)
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January 24, 2014 2:23:39 AM

The build looks good, the board and cpu will work perfectly fine for a non oc purposes.
I would however recommend buying a psu from a more reputable company, something from seasonic, corsair, antec, coolermaster or xfx would be a much better choice.
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January 24, 2014 2:30:09 AM

It like a most popular brand of PSU's in Ukraine and in our internet-shop. It's cheap and nice. Anyway, if you can find something better for that cost or lower here -> http://hard.rozetka.com.ua/psu/c80086/ - tell me please. :) 
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January 24, 2014 2:34:15 AM

ShadyHamster said:
The build looks good, the board and cpu will work perfectly fine for a non oc purposes.
I would however recommend buying a psu from a more reputable company, something from seasonic, corsair, antec, coolermaster or xfx would be a much better choice.


totally agree with the psu, but I would choose an other motherboard personally

e.g. the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (http://www.gigabyte.at/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3...) which comes with the latest chipset (990FX) where your fx 8320 definitely will benefit from
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January 24, 2014 2:38:34 AM

fkabs said:

totally agree with the psu, but I would choose an other motherboard personally

e.g. the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 (http://www.gigabyte.at/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3...) which comes with the latest chipset (990FX) where your fx 8320 definitely will benefit from

I have thought about this one, actually i want it, but i must to choose: better GPU or motherboard.

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January 24, 2014 3:10:19 AM

the russian language is not a problem for me btw., I'm from austria and work as a programmer and travel a lot to russia during the year, but let us stay in englisch to simplify things for other users here ;-)

ok, if you have to choose between mobo and gpu, I also would pick the better gpu

this gigabyte looks fine, if you overclock a little and this board is getting hot, there's a little trick to cool things down:
I saw you buy a custom cooler, so you could use the fan of the stock cooler and place it on the vrm heatsink or behind the cpu socket to cool it a little more

with this setup you should be really fine
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January 24, 2014 3:29:25 AM

fkabs said:

this gigabyte looks fine, if you overclock a little and this board is getting hot, there's a little trick to cool things down:
I saw you buy a custom cooler, so you could use the fan of the stock cooler and place it on the vrm heatsink or behind the cpu socket to cool it a little more

with this setup you should be really fine

It's good idea, but i'll get a huge amount of noise.

You know, i can change motherboard for this latest one. I mean Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3, but in this way i should switch from R9 270\7870 to Gigabyte GTX660. What can you say about this?

Look at this screenshot, here is build with 660:
http://puu.sh/6wg88.png
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January 24, 2014 3:34:50 AM

the problem with the noise should not be a problem, because you can configure the rpm of the fan easily with desktop tools and therefore the noise it produces

yes, the gtx 660 is also a good card, but personally I would stick with at least the r9 270x, which has a much faster pixel rate and higher memory bandwidth
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January 24, 2014 3:45:22 AM

R9 270X costs much more, than R9 270 :) 
7870 = R9 270

Wait, if i will not OverClock my processor, i can buy this cheap Gigabyte? As i know, Turbo is enabling automaticly and will not get my processor hot as hell.
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January 24, 2014 3:51:39 AM

this board is fine for this budget
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