Motherboard gpu help

Hi guys so I'm wondering as I just got paid, What PSU should I get for a MSI 280x? Looking for cheapish but good quality because I may need a new motherboard. Does the 280x MSI work with the gigabyte ga-78lmt-usb3? If not could you suggest a good motherboard also cheapish. Looking for upgrade to a 8350 sooner or later for the 8 cores or a i5 so possibly a motherboard that supports both? Any help would be appreciated.
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    I wouldn't want to run an 8350 on that motherboard, but the 280x would no problem :)

    When you do upgrade your CPU (since you'll need a new motherboard anyway) I would go with an Intel build with an i5:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($87.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($295.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $568.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-04 14:45 EDT-0400)
  2. Thanks man, Bare in mind it's only the rev 4.1. But thanks for your honesty, The i5 seems promising for my daily chores so thanks for the help. But for now my current PSU doesn't have a 8 pin. So you would suggest a 6 pin to 8 pin or 2x molex to 8 pin? But the motherboard you suggested might be what I get.
  3. Keep in mind that motherboard is only for the 1150 socket for Intel CPUs, it won't work for the AMD chip you have now.

    What power supply do you have now? Want to make sure it'll supply the right power, as the 280x is quite power hungry lol
  4. Hey,

    I agree to go with the intel, but just as a reference

    This is the cheapest/best board you can get for the 8350 in my opinion.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $79.99
  5. Right yeah I know the card is hungry but as of now it won't even boot to bios and I have 14 days for a refund, I have tried two 6 pins leaving two open slots on the 8 pin and nothing, Is it because the 8 pin requires all 8? But yeah I might hit the Gigabyte just because I have a AMD cpu right now, but if I get some good money within the week or so I might get the i5 and the other Mobo.
  6. Oh ok. It's most likely because it needs the additional power connectors. You can get a 6-8 adapter for really cheap:
  7. BleedingEdgeTek said:
    Oh ok. It's most likely because it needs the additional power connectors. You can get a 6-8 adapter for really cheap:

    Yeah thanks for your reply, I have ordered a XFX 750w 80+ bronze so the connectors are unnecessary. I will keep you updated once I get this.
  8. Hi guys would like to thank you all and keeping me calm throughout this process, The new PSU arrived today I have hooked it all up and it is working better then I could ask for! Maxing out everything and very nice fps. THANK YOU!!!
  9. Great, always glad to hear that :) Enjoy!
  10. BleedingEdgeTek said:
    Great, always glad to hear that :) Enjoy!

    Dude I am loving it so much! One little hitch though, My CPU just won't OC. Everytime I try via the bios it keeps resetting back to defaults. it's on 3.6 right now and even if I put the manual on 18 (3.6Ghz) it restarts and go back to defaults again! My temps are fine the voltage is default I should get atleast 4.2 on stock volt. Any way to get this default crap to stop?
  11. The thing is, there really is no 'should get' when it comes to overclocks lol my i5 needs 1.27v just to hit 4.2, which most people would agree should be obtainable with much lower voltage.

    When you say it resets, is it freezing/rebooting and applying default values? Or when you save/reboot it just loads the default values during boot? You might try bumping the voltage a little if you have the cooler for it.
  12. Yes I have a cooler, This is only to get me through the week as I'm considering a i5 or 8350. It's not a must to OC this as i'm genuinely over the moon with my results so far! And it's like a safety feature, When ever I enter any multiplier on the cpu it says it has experienced overclock boot failure then resets to defaults. Even if I clock it lower then stock it still shows the failure.
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