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to sum up: good cpu, get an sli/cf supported board if you plan on that for the future, and dual channel ram. also, check microcenter to see if you like any of the mobos they offer combos with. u can get a 1100t and a asus M4A89GTD PRO for 289, so same mobo with the original 1055t for 254. http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html
He is in Australia.
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Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD-PRO-USB3 - $156
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=3156

Ram: G.Skill 6GB kit 3x2GB - $69
http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=5215
that motherboard is dual channel memory
since you want more than 4gb then get 8gb
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He is in Australia.
probably should pay attention to details such as location, lol, my bad
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Thanks guys. I'll get the Ripjaws that Badwrench said to get.
Also if by the time I get the money together for this I might get the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 also depends on if it's in stock anywhere.
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post #15 of 18
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Thanks guys. I'll get the Ripjaws that Badwrench said to get.
Also if by the time I get the money together for this I might get the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 also depends on if it's in stock anywhere.
That gigabyte board is sweet even if you never go bulldozer.
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post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yea I heard it's a good board but most places around here don't sell it, they only sell the UD5 which is out of my budget. So I don't know if it ever will be in stock again so I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

If it doesn't come back in stock I might just get the Asus board or the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 if I can find any good reviews or info on it.
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post #17 of 18
If you aren't going to use programs that have high thread count, I'd suggest going down to a quad core and then moving on to Bulldozer when the budget allows. You won't see a big difference between the quads and the hexa cores for the casual use/light gaming you'd be doing.
    
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post #18 of 18
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I suppose I could go for a quad to save money so I could go for Bulldozer later on.
I can get the Phenom II x4 965 for $139 or the 955 for $117 but I'll just wait and see since I'm keen to go for a x6 even if I won't use it's full potential.
Edited by Jaxlb - 7/19/11 at 8:47pm
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