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post #11 of 20
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2600k is on par with the 980/990x in things that matter to most people. Of course the 990x has big advantages in certain areas but it is also $1,000....

P55 and and 860 processor are more than fine for years to come and can be had for the price a 1090t is. I would chose a 860 over a 1090t hands down as the i7 is superior arch wise. Economically it is the best choice at this stage in the game for price/performance. The 1090t is just slower in alot of games compared to even the x4 965.

Bulldozer isn't out yet and you are saying it already beats Sandy Bridge which is misinformation in itself.

My goal was to explore all his possible options. Dude seems like his heart is set on the 1090t, which is fine as long as he gets a 990 mobo and willing to spend more money.

Yes I'm more comfortable with AMD choice as I done more research on the AMD platform instead of Intel. But that doesn't mean I can't change my mind. I'm still looking, reading, comparing.. Thank you all for helping me to make up my mind.
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Just get a 890 series mobo that supports Bulldozer and pair it with the 1090T. That way when you decide to upgrade its an easy CPU swap.

My Mobo in my sig rig is Bulldozer capable.
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I don't mean any offence, but even playing Civ 5 you will need a dedicated GPU, something like a 450/5770 to play it effectively, maybe 9600GT for all-low settings @1024x768. It's a very demanding game.

I play it on medium settings @1280x1024, OC'd GTS250 and X4 @3.5GHz/2.5GHz NB and it runs between 7-30FPS.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/11

Scroll down to the Civ V bench, all these tests are run on low settings @1024x768 in DX9 mode.
 
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post #14 of 20
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I don't mean any offence, but even playing Civ 5 you will need a dedicated GPU, something like a 450/5770 to play it effectively, maybe 9600GT for all-low settings @1024x768. It's a very demanding game.

I play it on medium settings @1280x1024, OC'd GTS250 and X4 @3.5GHz/2.5GHz NB and it runs between 7-30FPS.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/11

Scroll down to the Civ V bench, all these tests are run on low settings @1024x768 in DX9 mode.
I guess no Civ5 for me... ;/ Didn't think is such a demanding game.. Previous Civ releases were able to run almost on any system.

I would definitely get GTX 460 If I would be able to get it for 100$ with MIRs as mentioned by other overclock.net member. But I'm not from North America Would love to get my hands on such deal

If I will have onboard video it will be fine for a while.. So I will have time to look for a good graphics card deal. Even if I would play games only 5% of the time, dedicated GPU would still help with video and photo editing, wouldn't it?

I'm just not willing to spend 150-200$ for dedicated GPU atm, because it might be that i will not need it 80% of the time. Thank you for a comment
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Just get a 890 series mobo that supports Bulldozer and pair it with the 1090T. That way when you decide to upgrade its an easy CPU swap.

My Mobo in my sig rig is Bulldozer capable.
Your sig machine is an ASUS M4A89GTD PRO. I thought only the AM3+ socket boards are next generation compatible (Bulldozer). AFIK all of the ASUS Mobos with an AM3+ socket are M5 series. I am looking to put together a new system for my father and have been looking at the AM3+ boards because the scuttlebutt is that they are BD compatible.I would like this machine to be current speed-wise, with the option to upgrade as the next generation of gear comes along. I am leaning towards recommending an ASUS board for him as they seem to be more reliable, if not fully overclockable due to the VRM throttling system. I think the ASUS M5A97 EVO is a good choice. I know the Gigabyte boards (GA990fx) outperform ASUS $ for $, but I have run many ASUS boards over the years and all of them have been rock-steady reliable, if not speed champs, and I am really looking for something that will give the old man ZERO problems. He is a WWII buff and plays some older WWII games like Blitzkrieg and SilentHunter.I am sure he wants to try some of the newer games- but nothing extreme like Crysis. Any thoughts about this?
    
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Your sig machine is an ASUS M4A89GTD PRO. I thought only the AM3+ socket boards are next generation compatible (Bulldozer).
Most of the later 890 series Asus mobos, mine included, can take bulldozer with a simple bios update.

However as the OP plans to keep 3 or more years I would go with the 990 Series mobos. Just wait a little while longer until some more choice comes out and then make a decision about bulldozer CPU.
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Gigabyte also released a bios update for BD cpu's (For my board anyway, and other 890 boards).
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Most to all 890FX looks like it will support BD chip with a bios update, but all of them are beta bios right now and only support BD which is not release yet.
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Absolutely do not go P55, it's already obsolete and the 1090T beats the i7 8xx series in most heavily multithreaded tasks (aka modern and future programs) and even in single-threaded and dual- or quad- threaded tasks you have better multitasking potential (for example, if you're running something that maxes all 4 cores on the i7 860 anything else would either run very slow, slow down the other program, or both, whereas with the 1090T you can run a program that maxes 4 cores and still have room to run another intensive program). The 1090T scores 1400 points more than the i7 880 in Cinebench multithreaded and is on par with the i7 920. If you are looking for upgradeability do not buy anything Intel. Intel has a new socket every year.

If you can't wait for Bulldozer (it's scheduled for sometime in August), then I'd recommend a Phenom II X6 and the ASUS 970 chipset board another poster pointed out. However, AMD's changing sockets in late 2012 and replacing both AM3+ and FM1 with FMX if the rumor mill is to be believed. However, the 8-core FX will be a pretty decent upgrade over the Phenom II X6 and in a couple years they should be really cheap on Ebay. Also, I'm assuming that since you're posting on OCN you're interested in overclocking; if you're not you might want to get the 1075T unless the 1090T is just around $10 more. The 1090T's simple overclock is great, though. All you have to do is press a key on start to go into BIOS, navigate to the CPU clock multiplier, and increase it. For higher overclocks you'll need to up the voltage a bit, but it's easy and there's guides on overclocking a 1090T somewhere I'm sure. BTW, if you want a really good OC you should get a more expensive enthusiast board. Considering you're currently using a Pentium M, I don't think you're an enthusiast and I'm not too sure you care about OCing, but whatever that's my 2¢.
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If you can't wait for Bulldozer (it's scheduled for sometime in August), then I'd recommend a Phenom II X6 and the ASUS 970 chipset board another poster pointed out. However, AMD's changing sockets in late 2012 and replacing both AM3+ and FM1 with FMX if the rumor mill is to be believed. However, the 8-core FX will be a pretty decent upgrade over the Phenom II X6 and in a couple years they should be really cheap on Ebay. Also, I'm assuming that since you're posting on OCN you're interested in overclocking; if you're not you might want to get the 1075T unless the 1090T is just around $10 more. The 1090T's simple overclock is great, though. All you have to do is press a key on start to go into BIOS, navigate to the CPU clock multiplier, and increase it. For higher overclocks you'll need to up the voltage a bit, but it's easy and there's guides on overclocking a 1090T somewhere I'm sure. BTW, if you want a really good OC you should get a more expensive enthusiast board. Considering you're currently using a Pentium M, I don't think you're an enthusiast and I'm not too sure you care about OCing, but whatever that's my 2¢.
Thank you for an answer and recommendations.
I'm also considering getting dedicated video card and pairing it with GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3. The only downside of this board, there is no UEFI BIOS. Still looking, probably will make a choice in the early August. This thread is really helpful.

p.s.
I'm in to overclocking. I remember how 6 years ago I was excited about overclocking my AMD Thunderbird ).
I bought a laptop with Pentium M because a was in need of the portable machine at that time. Now I just use my laptop as a desktop pc and I need an upgrade, so it's better value to build a pc.
But make no mistake I'm looking forward to overclocking my future processor, whichever I will get
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