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Motherboard and CPU compatibility question

Hey guys! As some of you may have seen in my earlier post, my current CPU is maxing out when my GPU (GTX 1050ti ) is only running at 40%. So I've been looking over some motherboards and CPUs and I think I found a good match but wanted to make sure they would run well together and not bottleneck the GPU. My tower is a cypertron with 500w power supply and 8g/ ram. I'm just going for a beginner/mid build since I don't game all that often since I gained some hours at work and trying to plan a wedding. Thanks in advance for any input!
Motherboard:
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-970-Gaming-Aura-Motherboard/dp/B01A33PHLA/ref=pd_sim_147_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=50RNNGNS1XF00232642A

CPU:
https://www.amazon.com/AMD-FD8350FRHKBOX-FX-8350-8-Core-Processor/dp/B009O7YUF6/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1506636743&sr=8-8&keywords=computer+processor
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    Yes, compatible, https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/970-PRO-GAMING-AURA/HelpDesk_CPU/

    I guess you want to spend on those two to save money for ddr3 ram you have? Not a wise choice given FX is dead technology, get this better combo and still have room for future upgrade:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.13 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Dark Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $247.11
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-28 18:25 EDT-0400
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  2. That's a 5 year old CPU that wasn't particularly good when it was new. The same could be said about every other AM3+ CPU. Please don't get either that mobo or CPU. The build listed above would definitely be better. Or you can wait a few weeks and see what Intel's soon to be released Coffee Lake CPUs have to offer.
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  3. How do you guys know so much... Anyway, I will totally do that setup instead. Like I said before, if it can run the 1050 ti well then that's all I need.
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  4. vapour said:
    Yes, compatible, https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/970-PRO-GAMING-AURA/HelpDesk_CPU/

    I guess you want to spend on those two to save money for ddr3 ram you have? Not a wise choice given FX is dead technology, get this better combo and still have room for future upgrade:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.13 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Dark Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $247.11
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-28 18:25 EDT-0400


    It seems some people have has issues with that board while running a dual fan GPU, but this one seems more optimistic! I assume its more powerful as well...
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/yBtWGX/asrock-ab350-pro4-atx-am4-motherboard-ab350-pro4
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