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Good Motherboard for AMD FX-8320

I need a new mobo for my 8320 considering i have it on my 970a-g46 and my cpu runs hot. how is the M5A97 R2.0?
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  1. Best answer
    It's a step up but not a great one.

    Budget?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $114.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-14 21:15 EST-0500)
  2. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    It's a step up but not a great one.

    Budget?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $114.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-14 21:15 EST-0500)


    Budget is 80-115. Thanks
  3. Get the one I linked , it's a nice board.
  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Get the one I linked , it's a nice board.


    Thanks
  5. Your welcome.
  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Your welcome.


    Will i need to reinstall windows if i upgrade to this?
  7. Yes , because of driver conflicts , clean install.
  8. Is this one ok? i could get it today.
  9. It's a decent board.

    Not nearly as good as the one I posted.
  10. Do you think it would run cooler for and would OC to the normal 4ghz or 4.2 ok? i would love to get the other but tiger direct wont let me use the online code for the discount so i would save 20$ and a mail in rebate getting this one. Is my high temps on my processor now due to my mobo or heatsink needing to be replaced? thanks so much you have been great in helping me
  11. It has a 4+2 power phase design , so it will do ok with some mild overclocking with decent cooler.
  12. Is my hyper 212 + cooler good enough?
  13. Yes that should do well for mid range tweaking.
  14. hwat difference would i see between the two boards? just dont know if its worth saving 20
  15. Better power phase design , will overclock well and be a little cooler.
  16. So I can overclock to 4.0 fine with this one. Im not looking for a huge OC.
  17. Yes it should be able to get there with the EVO.
  18. ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 Got this guy :) think ill set up push pull on my heatsink and use less thermal paste than what i did yesterday considering i had small drip in the side.
  19. Push \ Pull doesn't help EVO temps.
  20. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Push \ Pull doesn't help EVO temps.


    Ok thanks!
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