Input on the best AMD cpu/motherboard to match with an R9 390?

cgranato625

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So I've figured out that my A10 7700k isn't cutting it when it comes to letting my R9 390 really do its thing. Even with the overclock to 4.0.
So I'm looking to spend $300 and under. I've figured fm2+ sockets aren't going to cut it so ill have to upgrade my MB as well. Any thoughts on a combo?
 

hardrock152

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If you have a microcenter near you then you can grab and 8350 with basically any decent mother board for about $250 (microcenter is always the best place for processors).

If not you can probably still find and 8350 and an ASrock or MSI motherboard for under 300 from amazon or something.

Hope this helps!
 

filippi

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I think we already talked about that in another thread. So i will give you another (and better) advice about that matter:

$300 will buy you the platform you need to completely enjoy this R9-390 with cpu power enough for yet another one (crossfire).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $297.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 10:34 EST-0500
 

HEXiT

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8320/8350 offer best bang for buck.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DZ4cpg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DZ4cpg/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($168.77 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.90 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty 970 Performance ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($76.68 @ Micro Center)
Total: $305.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 10:35 EST-0500

choose a different cooler if you wanna save a few bux.
 

bignastyid

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Even the fastest amd cpu can bottleneck a 390. Currently youd need to go intel to not bottleneck.PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($52.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $288.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 10:39 EST-0500

But if you really want AMD wait for Zen.
 

plywrlw

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Are you dead set on going AMD? If so there's this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($138.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty 970 Performance ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($86.68 @ Micro Center)
Total: $255.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 10:38 EST-0500

But personally I'd go for this instead...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $253.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 10:43 EST-0500

Unless you want to overclock, then Intel becomes quite a bit more expensive

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $335.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-08 10:45 EST-0500

 

cgranato625

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FX 8320 or is the 8350 better enough to be worth the price?
 

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