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AMD FX - 8120 and Asus M5A88-M Mobo

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May 23, 2012 3:19:23 PM

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
May 23, 2012 4:05:57 PM

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 .
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May 23, 2012 4:19:54 PM

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.
May 23, 2012 4:23:50 PM

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 
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May 23, 2012 4:24:56 PM

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 


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