I am looking into getting a AMD FX - 8120 and Asus M5A88-M Mobo.
Is this a good combo in general and will it be OK for Overclocking the 8120,
Also can you advise me on what RAM to get ( Clock speeds and OC or not ) ?
On a budget so no Intel comments please.
Thank you very much
Hi, I am looking to overclock around 3.8 to 4 Ghz but wanted a Micro ATX board not full ATX. Also yes will consider and probably buy a new CPU cooler too. As for RAM it is 1600 when overclocked so was not sure .
Well, Not sure but I've heard that the M5A88-M overclocks well.
You can OC your mobo to run 1600Mhz memory, or else the mobo will automatically downclock it to 1333Mhz.
You can get the 1600Mhz memory, run it @1333Mhz & maybe in the future OC it to 1600Mhz. Or you can save some bucks and buy 1333Mhz ram.
FYI, There isn't much difference between 1333Mhz & 1600Mhz. So, its really your choice.