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220 watts AMD FX-9590 Black Edition With Liquid Cooling Kit  in 140 watts supported motherboard?

Question asked by chinogaming on Aug 13, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 16, 2015 by hardcoregames™

Hey guys,




I'm building a new PC from scratch and I have decided to go with the AMD FX-9590 Black Edition With Liquid Cooling Kit CPU which is rated at 220 watts. (AM3+)


The thing is that there aren't many motherboards out there which are rated at 220 watts.


On the AMD site here, it has a list of supported motherboards, a bunch of which are rated to support up to 140 watts.

The particular one I'm looking for those of you who are interested is: ASUS AMD AM3+ M5A99FX-PRO-R2 (again rated 140 watt)


My question is: If I combine the 220 watt CPU and the supported 140 watt motherboard, is there any downfall? The last thing I want is to spend a bunch of cash on the CPU if it won't be able to perform at t's best in this current build, I'd obviously much prefer to buy a different motherboard if this is the case.


Thanks for taking the time to help me out. Cheers.