[SOLVED] Will my setup be good for fx8350?

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So I just ordered an fx8350 for 20 dollars off ebay, but I dont know will my psu and cpu cooler suffice for it. So I have a rx 570 sapphire nitro+ and an fx4320 with antec a30 cooler and corsair vs 450W psu. PSU calculator says that my PSU is good enough but only for a base clock of my gpu being at stock(1168MHz) plus, I can't find a tdp that my antec a30 is able to cool. I dont want anyone telling me to upgrade to ryzen and/or intel because I dont have money for that. Thanks in advance!
 
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My mobo is Asus M5A87
-LX3
 

jimy041

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You will encounter a bit of bottleneck in CPU intensive games, such as Battlefield but not a big deal, it is going to be playable.
About the PSU I think it will be okay since I have a 430w Seasonic with a 1060 and a Ryzen 5 1600 and I´ve never have issues with it even with my Ryzen OC´d. And I dont know about the CPU cooler but I think that you should be fine with it.
 

kanewolf

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I don't find that exact number on Asus website. There is M5A78L-M LX3 and there is M5A78L and M5A87 but not what you listed.

The M5A87 supports the FX8350 with at least BIOS 1301
The M5A78L supports the FX8350 with at least BIOS 1401
The M5A78L-M LX3 does NOT support the FX8350 because it does not support 125W CPUs.

 

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Many people beat on the FX- Series. They are great processors if you get them for super cheap like you did. Especially when you apply an overclock. I don't see an issue. I've seen people run crossfire on that CPU just fine.... However it was at (5GHZ ) :)
 
Arctic A30 is a budget 140w cooler. Just about any of the 120mm coolers in that size class are, cryorig H7, CM hyper212 etc. It's good enough to lock all the cores on that FX 8320, and maybe a small OC, but beyond @4.3GHz - 4.4GHz is pushing your luck. Much is dependent on the mobo, and 760G chipsets on budget mobo's are notorious for bad luck with OC and weak VRM's. Your biggest clue will be the heatsinking around the socket, no - small heatsink = no OC, no matter what. Huge heatsinks left, under, above the socket = good OC chances. As said, really needs a good 970/990 chipset for 8 series FX and decent OC.
 

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