Building your own computer is a tough job to be done. Though, it gives you most of the advantage compare in buying a whole system. In building your own computer you have the freedom to choose your own computer parts as oppose to buying the whole system. As a result, upgrading it would turn out to be even more expensive.
The motherboard CPU combo we are going to discuss today is the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P And AMD FX-4350 Black Edition. This is probably one of the best combo you can have and by far a famous one. Although, you can pick an eight core and six core Vishera processor the AMD FX-4350 Black Edition looks to be a perfect match due to the price it offers if you looking to save money.
Let’s start with the AMD FX-4350 Black Edition. This is probably the most powerful quad core processor in the AMD’s line up. This processor which is famous in the name of Piledriver is the AMD’s comeback with the infamous Bulldozer processor in which suffer with some flaws.
This FX series processor from AMD is already clocked at fast speed of 4.2GHz and its got more juice to squeeze up to 4.3GHz when overdriven. It is packed with overclocking capability due to its Black Edition feature. Some hard core overclockers can push it further up to 5GHz mark for outstanding performance with full stability.
Its famous counterpart is the Intel quad core Core I7 processor in which it can physically match its performance level. Though, most computer enthusaists prefers the AMD processor due to the high price tag of the Intel processor.
The L2 cache is packed with 4MB of fast cache memory while the L3 doubles its capacity with 8MB while its power consumption is typically at 125 watts. The AMD FX-4350 Black Edition is available at a bargain price that brings an excellent value on the table.
The Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P is one of the best motherboard CPU combo for the AMD FX-4350 Black Edition. This motherboard supports any FX processors in AM3+ socket platform, including the AMD Phenom II and Athlon II processor.
The Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P has the famous AMD 970 chipset in the North Bridge and AMD SB950 on the South Bridge. The board comes with an all black matte finished with grey color trim that makes it great combination. It has a very nice look while the heatsinks comes in a hefty form which is ideal for overclocking purposes.
There are 4x DIMM slots that presented in a color coded for you to easily identify the right memory pairing. The CPU socket provides a descent space in case you decide to upgrade the CPU cooling system for overclocking function. There are 6x SATA ports in upright position in a very nice location that prevents any obstruction when the PCIe slots are being populated. It also provides 2x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots and 3x PCIe x1. A healthy dose of USB ports can be expected in this board with a total of 14 USB 2.0 ports. The back I/O panel features a very simple design that provides simplicity for thos who doesn’t want more frills on their system.