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What is the best bother board for overclocking a fx 8320

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February 5, 2013 8:56:28 PM

What is the best bother board for overclocking a 8320? Im looking for a good mother board to over clock a fx 8320. I dont want to spend much more than 160. other than that im not picky. Please provide links.
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February 5, 2013 9:46:43 PM

Best board? there are many great ones, but one that has stood out in high overclocks recently has been the ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have an 8150 with a msi 990fx gd80 v2 in one of my systems and the crosshair handles overclocking a bit better on the same chip ;) 
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February 5, 2013 9:52:37 PM

sethandflirt said:
What is the best bother board for overclocking a 8320? Im looking for a good mother board to over clock a fx 8320. I dont want to spend much more than 160. other than that im not picky. Please provide links.
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I run two of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think they are the next best thing to the Crosshair V Formula Z, which is much more pricey: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power-phasing is 6+2 Digi+ VRM, which is a big step up from the entry-level 4+1 or 4+2 boards Asus sells. I've gotten as high of overclock frequencies using that board as anyone else has gotten with a crosshair on only air cooling. I doubt you'd be able to push any board further without custom liquid, dry ice or LN2 cooling. I'm still working out the kinks on my FX8350 that I've had a couple weeks, but have still been well past 4.8ghz CPU with 2600mhz NB during a bunch of benchmark runs. Had my X4 965 stable at 4.55ghz for a long while. BIOS is super user-friendly and highly adjustable. Wouldn't even look at another brand- to me if you are looking at AM3+ boards, it's this one or dishing the extra $75 for the CHVFZ, period.

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February 5, 2013 10:00:11 PM

The sabertooth is also very good and is cheaper than the crosshair

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

However don't get me wrong I said the croshair was the best but the msi I have mentioned earlier is just an amazing board fro the price. $165

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've had a 790FX GD70 for my phenom II x 4 (still do actually) and thats when msi surprised me and I realized their boards aren't bad. I also love asus alot... gigabyte is also great.
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February 6, 2013 12:25:12 AM

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I run two of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think they are the next best thing to the Crosshair V Formula Z, which is much more pricey: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power-phasing is 6+2 Digi+ VRM, which is a big step up from the entry-level 4+1 or 4+2 boards Asus sells. I've gotten as high of overclock frequencies using that board as anyone else has gotten with a crosshair on only air cooling. I doubt you'd be able to push any board further without custom liquid, dry ice or LN2 cooling. I'm still working out the kinks on my FX8350 that I've had a couple weeks, but have still been well past 4.8ghz CPU with 2600mhz NB during a bunch of benchmark runs. Had my X4 965 stable at 4.55ghz for a long while. BIOS is super user-friendly and highly adjustable. Wouldn't even look at another brand- to me if you are looking at AM3+ boards, it's this one or dishing the extra $75 for the CHVFZ, period.

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Thanks for the reply. What kinks did you have with your fx8350? I had a bunch of problems with my fx4100 throdeling and I would rather waist my money on an Intel cpu than go through that again. (im not against intel it would just be a wast of money for my build)
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February 6, 2013 1:57:09 AM

Oh, no kinks in terms of anything being flawed with the performance. I'm just coming from having tons of experience overclocking the Deneb-based processors like the 965 and am still trying to get a feel for how the Piledriver behaves and how to push it furthest. The one thing that I've proven to be true is that with the clock speeds that you are pushing with the 8350, memory speed is actually important for stability. I run 1866mhz CL9 memory in the system... usually with a Phenom I'd start off leaving it set to 1600mhz while tuning the processor for stability. With the FX, I blue screen earlier the slower I have the memory clock. I'd suggest getting minimum of 1866mhz-rated modules, if not faster. The board I suggested supports up to 2133 I believe. As far as throttling, there was a lot of writeups and test benches done to check if this happened at 4.3ghz on the 8350 like it did on the 8150. There was no evidence that it took place- nor have I seen anything that makes me believe it's happening. It seems like Piledriver sorted out that shortcoming of the Bulldozer chips. I'd definitely say it's worth going for. People will point out it's shortcomings because yes, it's inferior to the flagship Intel chips like the 3970k by a good margin, but it also doesn't cost $559.00 all by itself. And the threaded performance is something to behold... I let it run F@H on a slight overclock to 4.2ghz for a while- the processor alone looks to average around 33,000 PPD. If you aren't into folding, that's a number that only a handful of top-tier GPU's could average.
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February 6, 2013 5:16:24 PM

So sethandflirt,

Have you made up your mind? Which board you gonna get? They're all good choices...

I wanna see once you're done with the build how much you score in cinebench...

wanna see how much a better the 8350 is than the 8150 lol ;) 
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February 6, 2013 6:50:08 PM

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So sethandflirt,

Have you made up your mind? Which board you gonna get? They're all good choices...

I wanna see once you're done with the build how much you score in cinebench...

wanna see how much a better the 8350 is than the 8150 lol ;) 



im probably going to get this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... because I was looking at it before I started this thread. and it is only $140 on amazon.
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February 6, 2013 6:50:30 PM

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