[SOLVED] What motherboard would you suggest to go with the FX-8350, Probably to use for some minor overclocking and needs to be fairly heat resistant.

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What motherboard would you suggest to go with the FX-8350, Probably to use for some minor overclocking and needs to be fairly heat resistant?
Does anyone have a great motherboard suggestion?
 

kanewolf

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If you have a case ONLY, then don't use an FX8350 it is a dead end. You will have no upgrade path except to start over. You are only postponing the costs.
Here is an example of a Ryzen build that will run circles around an FX


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 GAMING-ITX/AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($84.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($102.91 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($67.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $404.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-19 10:44 EST-0500
 

Seaweed Monster

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I had an FX-8350 (AM3+ socket), not a bad little processor if you were on a tight budget a couple of years ago and does run a tad hot with the stock cooler. However, the FX chips have no upgrade path and are pretty irrelevant nowadays. Honestly, most budget processors today beat the FX-8350 in terms of performance and it is not worth bottlenecking your upgrade path.

Like @kanewolf said, unless you already have the FX-8350, most here will recommend buying a newer processor and motherboard that will allow you to upgrade further down the line.

There are a lot of pretty darn decent budget processors out there, which will be much better than the FX-8350. Take these for example:
There are a good range of budget AM4 (for Ryzen CPU's) and LGA1151 socket motherboards on the market for around $70 - $80, maybe not recommended for overly great overclocking, but it overall gives you that ability to upgrade without having to buy a new motherboard and processor (Which you would need to do if you wanted to go with the FX-8350 and wanted to upgrade further down the line - Overall, saving you money in the long-run).

Hope that helps.
 

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If you have a case ONLY, then don't use an FX8350 it is a dead end. You will have no upgrade path except to start over. You are only postponing the costs.
Here is an example of a Ryzen build that will run circles around an FX


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 GAMING-ITX/AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($84.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($102.91 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($67.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $404.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-19 10:44 EST-0500
That's a nice system you've put together for @bob12345676, though, I assume Bob does not have a power supply already. I think we could probably use the Ryzen 3 2200g (Although if Bob could save an extra $50 or so dollars, the Ryzen 5 would be amazing), which saves around $50 dollar for a power supply. I found a nice Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze (Semi-modular). Here is the list with money left over:

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BT6MNQ
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BT6MNQ/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450 GAMING-ITX/AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($84.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($102.91 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($67.95 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $389.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-19 11:44 EST-0500
 

kanewolf

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the 2200G does have fewer PCIe lanes available. That is a trade off. You didn't identify that you HAD a graphics card. So the assumption that we have been working with is that integrated graphics was a MUST HAVE. If you have a graphics card, then identify it and we can adjust accordingly.
 

kanewolf

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Is the question not asking for a motherboard?
No. You asked about the 2200G limiting your graphics card because of the built-in graphics. My response was that the people replying to this thread didn't know you HAD a graphics card. So the answers you have gotten to date have included built-in graphics because they would be REQUIRED if you didn't have a graphics card.
 

Rogue Leader

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No. You asked about the 2200G limiting your graphics card because of the built-in graphics. My response was that the people replying to this thread didn't know you HAD a graphics card. So the answers you have gotten to date have included built-in graphics because they would be REQUIRED if you didn't have a graphics card.

That guy is not the op......
 

Rogue Leader

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I don't currently have a graphics card but I anticipate on getting one later.
So then you are definitely better off with a Ryzen 3 2200G or Ryzen 5 2400G. The onboard GPU is as good as or better than any entry level GPU, which you would need with the FX-8350. As for limiting, while it is true that those CPUs have half the number of PCIe lanes available to an add-in GPU, the performance difference is negligible. This has been tested and proven multiple times.
 
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Will I be able to upgrade the GPU later because what I understand is that the integrated vega graphics make upgrading graphics nearly impossible, and then that would also bring my cpu power down which is something that I value a lot. I want a lot of CPU power with GPU power after that. The integrated graphics also have a lower CPU power level which is something that I want a little higher.
 
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If I did go with the 2200 g or the 2400 g would it still be possible to put in a very good graphics card and make my computer have a great GPU. Or does the integrated graphics bottleneck the GPU?
 
If I did go with the 2200 g or the 2400 g would it still be possible to put in a very good graphics card and make my computer have a great GPU. Or does the integrated graphics bottleneck the GPU?
You can still add a dedicated gpu. All that happens is the integrated graphics is switched off.

Not sure what a great gpu is? Any cpu in this price is low end but the Ryzen are better than the 8350 you were looking at. You want a balanced system, so a entry level cpu like the 2200g/2400g are best paired with an entry level gpu like the 1050 or 1050Ti or RX570.
 

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