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Hi OCN

Looking to get a phenom x6 1090t and I don't know if I should splash out and get a forumla V or IV

Would I really benifit from V with this CPU if I can pick up a IV for around £120?


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For $20 (US - not sure on the price difference in England) I would say go for the Crosshair V, although there's not really much of a difference performance-wise if you don't intend to run Bulldozer (which you should avoid IMO) or plan on running 4x video cards (again, something I'd avoid due to poor scaling).
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Yeah tbh, I'm gonna wait for bulldozer II tongue.gif and there's no way I can afford 4 gpus

I think the IV looks better too (not that that's what I should be thinking about)

In England a V is £170ish and a second hand IV is going for about £100

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If you don't mind not having firwire ports, get the CHV. I can vouch for the CHIV being the best AMD board (maybe the V is now) so you should be fine either way.
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If you don't mind not having firwire ports, get the CHV. I can vouch for the CHIV being the best AMD board (maybe the V is now) so you should be fine either way.

Yeah I care not for firewire

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post #6 of 6
Have you considered the Sabertooth? Its around $40 cheaper and has all the bullet proof build quality and components. It just lacks the fancy features like being able to remote start your car and all that kinda thing. If youve got the cash, the Crosshair V would be the one Id suggest cause its the no holds barred AMD mobo and would be a lot of fun to play with. But if youre looking to save a buck or two or just looking for bang for the buck, Id suggest giving the Sabertooth a look.
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