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Been thinking about this one for awhile now, but could use some thoughts.
Currently, I'm on a somewhat budget-build, minus the gobs of RAM & 6950.

I am almost 99% sure, that I will be building up a new rig next year around June time, to get ready for college- because really, college is just for gaming. wink.gif

Anywho, I don't initially plan on upgrading my motherboard (Biostar A770E3, queue tears), now, but a decent upgrade on my current AM3 socket is a possibility I've been contemplating for awhile.

My goal initially was an i5-2500k, but upgrading the board plus the chip would be a pricey upgrade, while a 1090T upgrade would be almost perfect... right?

I've come across another deal at a Phenom 925, and have been thinking that one over, as well.

I do some gaming on this rig (BF3, MW2/3, modern FPS) but so far it seems to keep up surprisingly well.
I also do a ton of video converting, but that's about it.

Obviously, the less money spent, the better; though as I type this I want to lean towards a 1090t even more, as I suppose it would last me until that next June, when I am able to splurge again and get a nice chip.

Thoughts?
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I say a 1090T would a wonderful upgrade for you. Get a nice H50 or Antec Kuhler onto that thing, overclock to 4GHz and you're golden. biggrin.gif

The 2500K is the best choice in this case, but the performance bump of two extra cores + that nice L3 cache will be welcomed by your board and the games too.
     
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Been thinking over a closed loop as well.

OCing on the shoddy board is almost out the window for sure, tried and immediately failed on my 620 chip with frequency change..
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This seems to always happen.
I stumble across a nice deal, post a thread, and end up purchasing it 30 minutes later.

Picked up a 1090T, and now contemplating a ASUS M4A89TD board upgrade.
what on earth... biggrin.gif
post #5 of 8
If you have a microcenter near where you live it might not be too pricey as I got to visit on in Dallas, TX when i was down there for a job training. And boy oh boy was there some AWESOME deals. Not to mention being able to get a 2600k cpu with a gigabyte Z68 UD3 or whatever its called for $320 and with the 2500k it was $260. And that was because of it being christmas time, as they had TONS of deals on AMD/INTEL cpu/combos that where a steal compared to the good ole newegg.
 
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See cheap i7 at the micro http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

Sadly tho its only in store pickup
 
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Originally Posted by rawfuls View Post

Been thinking over a closed loop as well.
OCing on the shoddy board is almost out the window for sure, tried and immediately failed on my 620 chip with frequency change..
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Originally Posted by rawfuls View Post

This seems to always happen.
I stumble across a nice deal, post a thread, and end up purchasing it 30 minutes later.
Picked up a 1090T, and now contemplating a ASUS M4A89TD board upgrade.
what on earth... biggrin.gif

Eh, didn't work out badly for you IMO.
Fairly cheap upgrade, and you'll be able to play whatever games you want for a while still (plus you'll have a board you can actually OC with now too) smile.gif
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Eh, didn't work out badly for you IMO.
Fairly cheap upgrade, and you'll be able to play whatever games you want for a while still (plus you'll have a board you can actually OC with now too) smile.gif

Curious as to the overclocking potential in this board, did some searches and didn't' find much, seems as if this isn't too popular of a board..

Any experience/thoughts on it?

I got both the 1090T & the M4A89TD Pro for $205 shipped.
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