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Looking for micro mobo for my fx8320, any advice?

Hi everyone,

I have the following rig: have decided I want to OC.

ga-78lmt-usb3
Fx8320
16gb vengeance ram 1600ddr3
Rx470 4gb
Artic hyper cooler 120mm after market fan.

Can anyone help recommend a new mobo? As I'm not sure I can oc on current.

It runs at 22c idle 47-51c full load playing mass effect & GRWildlands on high settings.

Any advice appreciated

Thanks
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    JCgaming1983 said:
    Hi everyone,

    I have the following rig: have decided I want to OC.

    ga-78lmt-usb3
    Fx8320
    16gb vengeance ram 1600ddr3
    Rx470 4gb
    Artic hyper cooler 120mm after market fan.

    Can anyone help recommend a new mobo? As I'm not sure I can oc on current.

    It runs at 22c idle 47-51c full load playing mass effect & GRWildlands on high settings.

    Any advice appreciated

    Thanks


    Unfortunately, there aren't actually any AM3+ motherboards that are good for overclocking *and* micro-ATX. Nor would I advise it even if they existed, overclocking an 8320 to an 8350 or so isn't worth the additional $100 it would cost you to get a decent AM3+ motherboard for overclocking. Your PC's build is balanced as-is, your next investment in this PC ought to be a modern platform.
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  2. Thanks a lot for the input. Can I ask your opinion on my current rig. It's playing new titles currently but I'm hoping it will run new titles towards year end... what do you mean by balanced?
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  3. JCgaming1983 said:
    Thanks a lot for the input. Can I ask your opinion on my current rig. It's playing new titles currently but I'm hoping it will run new titles towards year end... what do you mean by balanced?


    That the GPU and the CPU are well-matched for each other. It's a decent performer still, but you'll have trouble getting high-ultra to 60 fps on some AAA games. If you want to upgrade, I'd recommend saving up until you can get a CPU/MB/RAM combo, either Ryzen or Kaby Lake (or their successors). There's not much you can do with an 8350 rather than an 8320, so I can't recommend you putting more money into this rig right now. Unless it's a quality-of-life thing you'll take to your next PC like an SSD.
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  4. DSzymborski said:
    JCgaming1983 said:
    Thanks a lot for the input. Can I ask your opinion on my current rig. It's playing new titles currently but I'm hoping it will run new titles towards year end... what do you mean by balanced?


    That the GPU and the CPU are well-matched for each other. It's a decent performer still, but you'll have trouble getting high-ultra to 60 fps on some AAA games. If you want to upgrade, I'd recommend saving up until you can get a CPU/MB/RAM combo, either Ryzen or Kaby Lake (or their successors). There's not much you can do with an 8350 rather than an 8320, so I can't recommend you putting more money into this rig right now. Unless it's a quality-of-life thing you'll take to your next PC like an SSD.


    Thanks a lot, I will have to start saving. Just along as it gets me high settings on upcoming games at 50-60 im cool. I will get a ryzen next year and mob too.
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