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MSI 970A-G46 Motherboard + GTX 760 4GB + AMD FX8350 would this work??Please help

Hi I am noob when it comes to building a pc on my own, so my config for the build is a MSI 970A-G46 mobo with AMD FX8350 and for the graphic card I was thinking of nvidia GTX 760 4GB will this work fine or would it be a problem?? and I am also a bit confused between HD 7950 & GTX 760 4GB which one would you recommend (especially if you're budget gamer). Please help me out here. Thanks
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  1. it will work. but that board has bad vrm. you cannot overclock with that mobo. see this if you want to be aware on what mobo you choose.

    https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AgN1D79Joo7tdE9xMUFlMEVWeFhuckJEVF9aMmtpUFE&gid=0
  2. The MSI G45 was one of the worst ever made and the G46 is barely any better , both have below average and power and thermal design , therefore not a good fit for the FX8320 or 8350.

    ModernWarfare you need to give credit to overclock.net for the doc.
  3. Best answer
    The motherboard has a bad vrm
    you cant overclock on the 8350 on that motherboard
    the motherboard has heating issues....
    and i think that it will bottleneck the gtx 760 4gb a little bit

    so the best motherboard to get the full pleasure of the overclocked 8350 is the ASUS M5a97 r2 mobo
    *do not confuse with the LE version
  4. sanat1 said:
    The motherboard has a bad vrm
    you cant overclock on the 8350 on that motherboard
    the motherboard has heating issues....
    and i think that it will bottleneck the gtx 760 4gb a little bit

    so the best motherboard to get the full pleasure of the overclocked 8350 is the ASUS M5a97 r2 mobo
    *do not confuse with the LE version


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    Thanks a lot that really helped I think Ill go with ASUS M5a97 r2 mobo but could you also tell me what PSU should I go with a 650 watt or a 700 watt?? i might add in another graphic card in the near future so, if you have any advice regrading this it would be much appreciated.

    Cheers!
  5. http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-760/specifications

    On the page...they have said that minimum 500w is required...

    So i think you will be fine with the 650w PSU...

    Happy gaming!
  6. sanat1 said:
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-760/specifications

    On the page...they have said that minimum 500w is required...

    So i think you will be fine with the 650w PSU...

    Happy gaming!

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    Thank you so much your help I really appreciate it. :)
  7. sanat1 said:
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-760/specifications

    On the page...they have said that minimum 500w is required...

    So i think you will be fine with the 650w PSU...

    Happy gaming!


    Hello there, first of all thank you for giving in your inputs that really helped me a lot i just happen to have another question and that is whether GTX 660 or 660 ti is compatible with ASUS M5a97 r2 mobo or not??
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $74.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-23 21:34 EDT-0400)
  9. i know this an an old post but i had the same setup and now i upgraded to an asrock 990fx because of vrm issues sent the board back and they gave me a fresh one but i had my 6300 overclocked to 4.8 on the board and 8320 to 4.3 but when i upgraded to the 990 board i was able to get 5.3 stable off the 6300 and but still having issues passing the 4.3 threshold with my 8320
  10. I have a 970 A . Indeed it is a bad for over clocking . I have a 6300 running at 4.3 but had to pull back to 4.2 . It's just terrible . Have a beast of a cpu cooler but makes no difference when the board is dirt.
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