Download the FX 9000 Series Installation Guide here, with detailed assembly and system requirement information.
The AMD FX™ 9000 Series processors feature a 220 Watt TDP and have three unique requirements:
1) A robust CPU liquid cooling system. The Antec Kuhler H20 925, Cooler Master Nepton 120XL, and Corsair H80i are examples of products with sufficient cooling capacity.
2) A socket AM3+ motherboard that supports processors with a 220 Watt TDP. As of September 15, 2015, the compatible motherboard list is as follows:
3) Chassis exhaust fan mounted near the motherboard VRM components with at least 35CFM of air flow capacity
Recommended Components for AMD FX™ 9000 Series Processors:
At least 8 GB of DDR3-1866 MHz (or faster) memory in a dual-channel configuration is recommended. The optimal choice is AMD Radeon Memory as it is equipped with A.M.P. (AMD Memory Profiles) for the best possible performance, allowing for speeds up to DDR3-2133 on the AMD FX™ 9000 series processor.
For maximum gaming performance, AMD recommends pairing the AMD FX™ 9000 Series processor with an AMD Radeon™ R9 Series graphics card or comparable Nvidia GTX graphics card.
A 600W or higher high-quality power supply recommended at minimum. A higher wattage power supply may be required based on the power draw of other components, specifically the graphics card.