Originally Posted by eltocliousus
Seems like the 1090T is the way to go, I'm pushing it I know but is bulldozer really that horrid? Maybe I'm in denial but it definitely strikes me as odd as why they'd put out a newer, same priced 6-core with worse performance.
Well, let's just put it this way. Phenom II X4 is faster than FX4100 in almost all cases. And there is a BIG gap between a Phenom II X4 and a 2500K.
Does that answer your question?
About the motherboards...Z68 boards really aren't more expensive than a decent 990FX board, at least in the states. As Pioneerisloud mentioned, look at the AsRock Z68 Extreme 3. It'll do x8/x8 SL or Crossfire and is very reasonably priced.Here's an Amazon.co.uk link:
The AsRock Z68 Extreme3 seems to be priced about the same as the comparable Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 in the UK, so you can't really say that the Intel boards cost more...Edited by 996gt2 - 10/24/11 at 12:41am