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I am planning a major overhaul of my system, as I have conned the wife into letting me build a small schoolwork/kids games/media center pc for my daughter which I will use my current Mobo, CPU, Ram, and power supply.

this means it is time for me to build the machine I always wanted. right now I am thinking ASUS crosshair IV, AMD 975 or 1100 (still undecided), 6950 with unlocked shaders, and maybe some 1600-1866 ram this time around. My goal is to jump into water cooling too with this build, as all of these parts have established EK product line support for Waterblocks.

so now to the question - with the upcoming release of the Bulldozer CPU's, how long does it normally take for the Mobo companies to put out gaming quality boards. and on top of that, how long does is take companies like EK to build a full board Waterblock like the one for the Crosshair 4?

either way, i need to have the kiddo's PC done by fall (august or so), so I would like to have mine done by then? is it work the wait to chase the dollar some more and get the new CPU, or should i build big now and try to be satisfied?
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post #2 of 15
Well supposedly the Current Crosshair will work with the bulldozer. If you do a google search you can find a list of motherboards that will work with a bios update. However the new AM3+ motherboards are expected to ship early in June (the 1st according to sweoverclockers) the crosshair V being one of them.
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post #3 of 15
Is the 890FXA-GD70 one of em?
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Do not buy the crosshair IV right now-990 boards will be out in a couple weeks.Don't waste your money on a AM3 quad either.If you must just grab a dual core,Bulldozer release is just around the corner.
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post #5 of 15
I'd wait for Bulldozer =)
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Thanks for the quick responses, any knowledge of how long it generally takes for waterblocks to come out for new boards?
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post #7 of 15
For EK, 1-3 Months after the board hits the market. If they can get thier hands on a sample they will have a solidworks model before the board even hits the market and a working prototype very shorty after that.
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doing some more research, it looks like the Crosshair V is going to be SLI and Crossfire compatible.. perhaps I need to give GPU's another look as well.
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post #9 of 15
Yep-900 series boards will have the option to support both.
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post #10 of 15
According to the roadmap leak, the 900 series boards are going to launch June 1st.
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