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Is MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard+Power color R9 380X+ AMD FX 8350 Compatable together?

Want a double check on the compatibility, also do I need to run a bios update on my motherboard to use the 380x? If I were to upgrade my motherboard what 990 Chipset model should I get? Thanks in advance.
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  1. The MSI 970 chipset boards have a history of catching fire.

    If you only use one graphics card get yourself a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P.

    No bios update is required
  2. Outlander_04 said:
    The MSI 970 chipset boards have a history of catching fire.

    If you only use one graphics card get yourself a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P.

    No bios update is required


    What motherboard would you suggest then? I already settled for my 380X and to be honest I don't know how much money I have to replace the motherboard either. But thank you for letting me know.
  3. I have already suggested a gigabyte board that costs only a little more than the MSI
  4. Outlander_04 said:
    I have already suggested a gigabyte board that costs only a little more than the MSI


    Ok thank you, if I were to get a 990x/FX chipset board as an upgrade do you have a suggestion? Also That 970 would be able to handle everything I have?
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    The only difference between 970 and 990 is that 970 cannot theoretically crossfire or SLI , but they are identical silicon and some board makers wire the 970 for sli/crossfire anyway .

    That -UD3P has strong power phases and should run an overclocked FX8350

    If you want to step up to the 990 FX boards then this ASUS is $112
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpror20
  6. Outlander_04 said:
    The only difference between 970 and 990 is that 970 cannot theoretically crossfire or SLI , but they are identical silicon and some board makers wire the 970 for sli/crossfire anyway .

    That -UD3P has strong power phases and should run an overclocked FX8350

    If you want to step up to the 990 FX boards then this ASUS is $112
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpror20


    Thanks for all your help I appreciate it I think im going to go ahead and get the 990 board and future proof myself in that regard, just a couple of more questions that I have if you don't mind:

    How many ports for fans does that asus have? And I heard that that motherboard is only rated for 125 watts instead of 250 or something, clarification on that would be appreciated. Also I shouldn't need to upgrade my power supply if I get a new board right? Im planning on doing it anyway but not for a while and thinking of getting a 750 watt. It seems like im not going to get too much benefit from the 990 besides a crossfire setup so im wondering if getting a 970 would limit my future upgrades in some way( new graphics card ect.)

    Thanks again for your quick response and help!!~
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