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post #11 of 19
If you're looking for a "budget board" that still OC's well then check this out...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138193

Doesn't have USB 3.0 but you could always add in a card for that later.
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If you're looking for a "budget board" that still OC's well then check this out...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138193

Doesn't have USB 3.0 but you could always add in a card for that later.
This biostar holds world records. Although, I would grab a 1055t with a 890fxa-UD5. I think theres a combo on newegg (atleast for newegg.ca)
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Thanks guys! Another question! If I purchase this "soon to be computer" in pieces i.e. all the components at different times, do you think it will be way outdated by the time I have all the parts to actually build it. I'd say it would take a good 6 months to have EVERYTHING.

or

Should I just save save save until I have enough to purchase all at once.

the 1055T with an 890fxa-ud5 seems the best. I like the pricing as well. and the CM 690 II case.

What graphics cards (ATI only. I want to stay away from intel and nvidia for once) should I get. I want at least 2 cards. I was thinking about purchasing them last because they are expensive and I do not need them to run the PC. I want 2 5770's but maybe by the time I purchase it something better for the same price now will be released.

(what the hell does core unlocking mean?)
Edited by schneider5 - 6/7/10 at 3:04pm
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Nothing wrong with spreading it out. The 890FX chipset was just recently released so it will not be outdated in 6 months. Same goes for the 1055T.

EDIT: Core unlocking is an option for X2 and X3 CPUs. Often times the disabled cores do work so they can be enabled via the core unlocking option. The X2 550BE was notorious for unlocking all 4 cores and getting a quad-core for the price of a dual-core.
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Why would they want to lock the cores? Are they locked until a certain software requires all 4 or 6 cores? So if the cores are unlocked windows, or what have ya, can run equally on all cores?
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Why would they want to lock the cores? Are they locked until a certain software requires all 4 or 6 cores? So if the cores are unlocked windows, or what have ya, can run equally on all cores?
Typically AMD dual and tripple core processors are built on the same core as the quad cores. If there is a bad core or two on a quad core CPU, it becomes rebranded as a dual or tripple core CPU. Often times the demand is higher for dual or tripple cores since they are cheaper. To meet demand AMD will sometimes take perfectly good quad cores and disable one or two of the cores. In this instance the BIOS can unlock those disabled cores and use them. Sometimes it take a bit of voltage to make the unlocked cores stable.

I had a X3 720 where I was able to unlock the 4th core and thus, make it a quad core.
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post #17 of 19
Good choice on the 890FXA-UD5 and the 1055T. As an owner of the 890FXA-UD5, I highly recommend it, although I must admit that the Biostar board that coonmanx posted has a better price-to-performance ratio.

Also, if you're going to buy this system in pieces, make sure that you at least save up to buy the CPU, mobo, and memory all at once so you can at least cannibalize other parts from your old rig and have something up and running in the meantime.
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Man I love overclock.net. You guys are smart and helfpul I've been a computer technician for quite some time now and currently work at Staples as an EasyTech Associate. I don't see much custom computers and all of them are old luggers if anything. I haven't built many computers due to the ratio of price and newer technology. So custom building and overclocking is not well branded in my knowledge yet but I am hoping to make it so, soon!

Also I don't know hardly Sh!$ about AMD being that every piece of garbage I work on is Intel based 90% of the time. Damn HP and DELL!

Again thanks for the help. I will continue to post on this thread if I come up with a question relating to this future computer.
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i have the MSI 890FXA-GD70 and it runs the 1090T and has Quad CrossFire Support And up to 16gb of ddr3.
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