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November 10, 2013 9:29:53 PM

for an fx-8350 and an r9 280x, is 650 watts enough? even if i want to overclock at some point? if not, is it at least fine without overclocking?

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November 10, 2013 9:32:33 PM

Yes. You've got plenty of headroom for overclocking.
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November 10, 2013 9:33:34 PM

You can overclock both to the max with a 650W PSU. Well at least what you can with air or water cooling :) 
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November 10, 2013 10:42:16 PM

io stream said:
oh sorry and kind of related http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ do you think my mobo is fine? maybe even a cheaper one for gaming?


That is the wrong link, I would imagine.

If you want to overclock, i would say Asus M5A99FX Pro for example would be a good board for you. Which is about $140 if there are no MIR's or other discounts on it. Especially if you want to leave the option for Crossfire/SLI open.

Gigabyte GA 970A UD3 would be ok as well for non SLI/Crossfire cases at about $105.




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November 10, 2013 10:47:59 PM

rvilkman said:
io stream said:
oh sorry and kind of related http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ do you think my mobo is fine? maybe even a cheaper one for gaming?


That is the wrong link, I would imagine.

If you want to overclock, i would say Asus M5A99FX Pro for example would be a good board for you. Which is about $140 if there are no MIR's or other discounts on it. Especially if you want to leave the option for Crossfire/SLI open.

Gigabyte GA 970A UD3 would be ok as well for non SLI/Crossfire cases at about $105.






well thats the thing im super new to building PC's this is my first build as you can tell :(  i know i want the 8350 and the r9 280x but as far as mobo goes, im lost.
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November 10, 2013 10:48:44 PM

rvilkman said:
io stream said:
oh sorry and kind of related http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ do you think my mobo is fine? maybe even a cheaper one for gaming?


That is the wrong link, I would imagine.

If you want to overclock, i would say Asus M5A99FX Pro for example would be a good board for you. Which is about $140 if there are no MIR's or other discounts on it. Especially if you want to leave the option for Crossfire/SLI open.

Gigabyte GA 970A UD3 would be ok as well for non SLI/Crossfire cases at about $105.






oh, and canadian prices XD
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November 10, 2013 10:50:39 PM

rvilkman said:
io stream said:
oh sorry and kind of related http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ do you think my mobo is fine? maybe even a cheaper one for gaming?


That is the wrong link, I would imagine.

If you want to overclock, i would say Asus M5A99FX Pro for example would be a good board for you. Which is about $140 if there are no MIR's or other discounts on it. Especially if you want to leave the option for Crossfire/SLI open.

Gigabyte GA 970A UD3 would be ok as well for non SLI/Crossfire cases at about $105.





oh and sorry, one last thing: i don't have a CPU cooler because i don't plan on overclocking yet.
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a b ) Power supply
November 11, 2013 10:46:50 AM

I would recommend getting Cooler Master 212 EVO anyway, the standard coolers for the AMD cpu's can get pretty noisy and they don't cool that well. The EVO is affordable and will keep your CPU nice and cool.
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