For my first build I am looking to use the AMD FX8120, and I would like to know a good, reliable and compliant motherboard (ideally ones without BIOS issues, etc). Currently I have allocated the ASUS M5A87
I have the ASUS 990FX Sabertooth with the FX8120 and it runs flawless,just remember to use a different cooling solution the stock heatsink and fan are useless.I use a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO to cool my CPU,which i have overclocked and stable and cool at 4.0 ghz.
I am planning to setup home lab for running multiple VMs (Linux), especially Oracle RAC 3 node, with host as win 7 64bit prof.
Going through this thread, I planned to use proc - AMD FX8210, mbo - ASROCK 990FX Extreme 4 , RAM - 8GB (future expansion) , HDD 1TB.
Do I need separate cooling for this proc?
Is 400W power supply sufficient or do I need 600W?
what cabin do I need for this setup (lots available and got confused)