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#1 snglnluvnit

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:04 PM

I just purchased the AMD FX 8150 CPU, and have begun looking at motherboards. Does someone who has already built using the FX 8150 have some advice. There seems to be issues with flashing the bios on some boards and installing the correct ram.. As I read the reviews from other purchasers, it seems that DDR3 1333 is a pretty safe bet, but the last thing I want to do is to flash a bios, I would need to have another supported CPU to do that with, prior to installing the 8150.. Anyway, any guidance is much appreciated!!

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:48 AM

What's your budget and what ram do you have?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:10 AM

I have an FX-8150 and I use the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX with four sticks of Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600. You can still use an AMD 970-based board, but I got that one due to Crossfire performance.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:24 AM

Well I'm kind of a frugle individual, so I don't want to spend too much. I was hoping to get onboard video, I do have a couple of vid cards available that would work and I don't game. For ram I was looking at

Crucial Ballistix BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S0 Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, CL9, Non-ECC, Unbuffered,

and for a board..

GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AMD 9 Series FX Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 970 Chipset, 2000MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 7.1-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, CrossFireX Ready
I have an AMD Athlon 2.8 quad, if I need to flash bios but would like to avoid if possible.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:57 AM

Well I'm kind of a frugle individual, so I don't want to spend too much. I was hoping to get onboard video, I do have a couple of vid cards available that would work and I don't game. For ram I was looking at

Crucial Ballistix BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S0 Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, CL9, Non-ECC, Unbuffered,

and for a board..

GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AMD 9 Series FX Motherboard - ATX, Socket AM3+, AMD 970 Chipset, 2000MHz DDR3 (O.C.), SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 7.1-CH Audio, Gigabit LAN, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, CrossFireX Ready
I have an AMD Athlon 2.8 quad, if I need to flash bios but would like to avoid if possible.

They would both be fine and compatible but chances are that you might have to flash the bios to get the CPU working.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:08 PM

Well I ordered the above forementions components knowing that there is a chance that I may have to flash the bios prior to installing the 8150.. Thanks for the input and reassurance, this should last a few years.
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