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Windows 7: Which MB for FX-8350 and 16gb 2x8 DDR3 1600

05 Feb 2017   #1
Smokes

Win7 & Win10 both Pro x64 Dual Boot
 
 
Which MB for FX-8350 and 16gb 2x8 DDR3 1600

Hi
maybe it would have been better to ask this question before parting with my money I bought a bundle which consists of, Had I known at the time of buying that this is an old board I would have stayed well clear of it. I paid extra for insurance cover!



AMD X8 Core FX-8350 4.0Ghz

ASUS M5A78L-M USB3

TEAM Gold branded RAM 16GB DDR3 1600

Samsung Evo 850 250GB

Nvidia Ge force 610

I have Win 7 and 10 both pro x64 on a dual boot SSD Drive


What motherboard would you suggest i buy? Im not into high end gaming but would like to play the odd game I would like to get the most out of the ram and CPU i have to live with.

I like CS6 Photoshop & Illustrator and encoding the odd movie file to DVD

Someone mentioned nothing less than a 970 mb ive never heard of this, not clued up with whats in and whats not I have read positive and negative comments about Asus, MSI and Gigabyte,at the end of the day I do not understand the figures and specs given Sure we are going to get mixed reviews with anything but knowing what to look for would be an advantage

I have hunted high and low through Google and now back to square one. Are MSI or Gigabyte good choices with todays specs and prices?

In the past when I used to run Win xp 32 bit and never had a moments trouble with a Gigabyte G312sm rev 2,4 I don't remember the full number and dont have to board to hand. Now with Win 10 and 7 I am having a ton of grief with resolution. and issues with some drivers with this asus mb.


Thank You
Smokes


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05 Feb 2017   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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05 Feb 2017   #3
Smokes

Win7 & Win10 both Pro x64 Dual Boot
 
 

Thanks ThrashZone I will take a look :-)
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06 Feb 2017   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

For the FX-8350, I would recommend an AMD motherboard with a 990X or 990FX chipset to get the most out of it. The 970 chipset is OK, but the 990 series is better.

Also, make sure that you have good cooling for the FX-8350. They run hot, no matter which motherboard you end up buying.

Also, what is your budget for a motherboard?
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07 Feb 2017   #5
Smokes

Win7 & Win10 both Pro x64 Dual Boot
 
 

Hello Mellon Head & ThrashZone
Thanks for the replys I have looked at a Gigabyte 990X-Gaming SLI AMD AM3+ and an 990FX not sure what the difference is apart from the cost. I have had a look at links given by ThrashZone and still undecided. When you say a good cooler which do you recommend? I don't want something which is noisy ;-)

Thanks again
Smokes
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07 Feb 2017   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I'll leave the cooler question to Mellon he actually uses an amd processor
He shows in his system spec's this one which is liquid
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Cooling Coolermaster Seidon 240M Liquid AIO.  6 case fans
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07 Feb 2017   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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07 Feb 2017   #8
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I've had good luck with the CoolerMaster Seidon cooler. It's nicely quiet, and really does a good job at keeping my 8350 at around 45C under full load. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.

I also agree with AddRAM. The Corsair offerings are top notch and really do the job. They have the advantage of having specialized software for monitoring your fans and liquid pump. That's something that the Seidon doesn't have.
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