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Heya guys, sorry about this being my first post but after reading around for a bit this seemed like the best place to come for advice, sorry if it's in the wrong section. Mods if it is in the wrong section please move it for me

I was originally going to get this 1055T bundle from eBuyer.

I then found this 1090T bundle on ebay.

Basically all I'm after is some advice between the two, comparing not just the CPU's but the mobo's, memory etc, I don't want a decent cpu stuck in a crap mobo.

Also if there are any better value for money deals around the web I'd appreciate a link.

Thanks for any help you can provide and just for taking the time to read my topic

Added a picture of my speccy page, I've been told its a Micro ATX case so I'd most likely need a new case?

Ignore the ring around the gpu temp, was running guiminer but I've given up on it now.

Edited by Azarathal - 6/6/11 at 2:14pm
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post #2 of 30
I would pick the 1055T Just beacuse the motherboard on the 1090T bundle seems so crapy. I'll tell you why. The 1090t's Motherboard DOES NOT have Mosfets heatsink. and it has very few (6) caps. I doubt you can overclock your unlocked CPU in this motherboard. So you have an overclockable CPU but not Mobo. = Fail
the 1055t The motherboard its good for Ocing... But the CPU its locked. You can't OCit a lot. The Max I got wat 3.8GHZ with 1.5volts

I think you'll be better of picking pieces seperatly.

CPU: £129.99
Motherboard: £99.06
Ram: £41.24
= £271

This is a good system. Good CPU, Good Motherboard and Good Ram for less money then the 1090t Bundle.

Hope it helps! And welcome to OCN! You can get all the info and help you need from this site. There are some Awesome people around here.
Edited by age_ruler1 - 6/6/11 at 1:49pm
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Phenom II x4 965

Asus M4A89GTD

£193 & Just as fast as the combo deal, for gaming, anyway.

- I like ageruler's proposed setup alot too
Edited by jagz - 6/6/11 at 1:47pm
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Wow thanks for the quick reply and for the help

That comes out about £20 more than I was looking to pay, I have to get a new hard drive at the same time as mine is about 4years old and has been locking up for 2 of those years, something cheap and cheerful, all of my games are on an external hard drive so I only need 250gb max, anything you can recommend that fits the bill?

I'll also need a decent fan + heatsink + paste as I'm looking to get between 3.8/4ghz OC out of it.
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It's more space than you need but it's price and performance make that extra space just a free bonus, pretty much. Spinpoint F3 1TB £41.79

Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB £32.07
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post #6 of 30
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I like the look of that hard drive, would you recommend keeping my old one to use for the page file?

Just had a pm from "Smorg" on the forums saying to add him on msn as he can help. I'll talk to him off boards just to keep this thread decluttered.
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post #7 of 30
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Originally Posted by Azarathal View Post
Wow thanks for the quick reply and for the help

That comes out about £20 more than I was looking to pay, I have to get a new hard drive at the same time as mine is about 4years old and has been locking up for 2 of those years, something cheap and cheerful, all of my games are on an external hard drive so I only need 250gb max, anything you can recommend that fits the bill?

I'll also need a decent fan + heatsink + paste as I'm looking to get between 3.8/4ghz OC out of it.
This Is a very good heatsink with a very good fan. You might wanna buy another to go Push Pull Configuration. And this is a good thermal paste. Its not the best, but it does the job.
Edited by age_ruler1 - 6/6/11 at 2:04pm
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Where is the best place to look for ram in the UK? Cause I'm struggling, really poor selection's I'm seeing.
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post #9 of 30
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Originally Posted by age_ruler1 View Post
Lol... what's wrong with telling the guy some thing that can help others? I didn't even said, "rep me" me seomthing huh
oh you sure?

about the ram you can get them everywhere.
if your on budget i suggest you the corsair XMS or the Mushkin silverline, search on ebay the Mushkin is cheap. yeah and ocz gold/silver is also moderately priced.
and some generic stuff is also cheap, but not recommended
Edited by runeazn - 6/6/11 at 2:10pm
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post #10 of 30
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I was thinking of adding rep anyway as these guys have been a great help to me.

Now it's all about making my mind up and getting the funds, get about £130 a week in cash so it won't really take long if my Trials Bike doesn't mess up

Going up upload a pic to my first post just so you guys can see the mess of my current pc
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