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Recommendations about the fx 8320 and the 970 PRO GAMING/AURA ?

Ok, so I just bought a M5A78L-M/USB3, a few months ago. everything is set up and working fine. I have an amd fx 8320, Hyper X 16gb Ram, EVGA Supernova NEX 750B,Kingston Hyper X 240gb SSD and I'm planning to buy an MSI Nvidia GTX 970 100MIllion Edition. and I have a corsair carbide series spec -01 and I don't like this motherboard for two reasons. it doesn't have a connection for USB 3.0. so I'm wasting the ports at the front of the case. and also it doesn't have too much connectors to connect a chasis fan. (it only has one). so I was planning to buy another Motherboard. and I found the ASUS PRO 970 GAMING / AURA. which looks pretty awesome. and its cheap. (only 110-120$) it has 3.0 connectors and 3 chasis fan connectors. so I really liked it. another thing that I notice of that board. is that it has Nvidia SLI/ AMD Crossfire compatibility. So I thought... it has the feature included... so why not? So I was planning to set up two MSI NVidia gtx 970 100ME in SLI. but I know that the amd processors are not too powerful, So an amd fx 8320 would be enough to handle that? Or will I have to buy another CPU? or overclocking the amd fx 8320 would be enough, also I would like to overclock it at least to 4ghz. ( it comes at 3.5ghz) Could you guys recommend me a good liquid/ water cooling? and yes I know. go with intel is more expensive but its way better, less hot and less power consumption, But I have an amd thing already. so im gonna go with amd. so that processor would be enough, or should I buy another Fx? also, could that psu handle all that? I never built a gamer thing whatsoever so I probably got the wrong parts to begin with. but what's done it's done. thank you for your time beforehand :)
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  1. I would go with the Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 motherboard, AMD FX 8350 processor and the NZXT Phantom 530 chassis since it has a nifty built in fan controller for all the chassis fans, you won't even need to connect them to the motherboard. Also, I would suggest the Cooler Master Seidon 120V liquid cooler, but you don't need a liquid cooler for the 8350, you could get away with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and not have to worry about clearance in the Phantom 530. And I would recommend an 850 watt power supply, like the Cooler Master V850.
  2. weberdarren97 said:
    I would go with the Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 motherboard, AMD FX 8350 processor and the NZXT Phantom 530 chassis since it has a nifty built in fan controller for all the chassis fans, you won't even need to connect them to the motherboard. Also, I would suggest the Cooler Master Seidon 120V liquid cooler, but you don't need a liquid cooler for the 8350, you could get away with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and not have to worry about clearance in the Phantom 530. And I would recommend an 850 watt power supply, like the Cooler Master V850.

    Ok, thank you for the info! and yes, I would like to change the chassis, but the thing is that I'm from Nicaragua central America, so every time a buy something I pay more for every pound. xD. the Video card that I'm planning to buy cost 335$ in amazon, buy I'm paying like 460$ for it. so I cannot afford to bring a chassis from an online shopping site. probably is gonna cost me a fortune. and also I will take the advise for the motherboard. but regarding the cooler for the fan. I tried with a program to use my processor to 100% and it goes up 65-70° even more. but right now I'm with the stock fan that came with it. so probably that's why. so that evo 212 should be enough to handle the heat of the processor? even with a little of overclock? and you think that the 8320 overclocked can handle the 970 in SLI? or do I really need to buy another fx?
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    The 8320 can handle just fine for applications that are heavy on the CPU OR GPU... It'll have trouble with applications that are demanding of both at the same time. Also, yes the Hyper 212 EVO can handle a modest overclock, but nothing over 5GHz.
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