AMD FX - 8120 and Asus M5A88-M Mobo

Hello,

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
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  1. If you are expecting high overclocks (4ghz+) then I would suggest you to get the Asus M5A97 Evo.
    As for the ram, are you going to buy an aftemarket CPU cooler?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    Both are quite similar & fairly low profile, which allows it to fit under most of the CPU coolers.
  2. 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. I think I will go for the above and get the 1600Mhz RAM so I am future proofed a little bit.
    Thanks for your help :D
  5. 1upgames said:
    I think I will go for the above and get the 1600Mhz RAM so I am future proofed a little bit.
    Thanks for your help :D


    Your Welcome :)
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