1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 16, 2015 12:26 PM by hardcoregames™

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

    chinogaming

      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.

       

      John