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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Let's get right on it.



This is my current build;

AMD 550 X2 (unlocked to X4) at 3.8GHZ
Gigabyte MA790GPT with latest bios
5770 in CrossfireX
4GB 1333mhz ddr3 ram



So, i'm planning on buying a x6 (1055t) and the Crosshair IV, but would it have any meaning?

I dont think i will get that high of an increase in performance, i might as well get a new case or something.


Tips?
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post #2 of 8
i went from a 955 to a 1090t, and i dont regret it at all. Everything feels smoother, there is a noticable difference even in just browsing the web believe it or not.

Forgot to mention, I havent even OC'd the 1090T yet, the 955 was at 3.7, and still a noticable difference.
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
ah sweet, i dont have the money for the 1090T but i'll OC the 1055.

About the mobo, still a smart choice?
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post #4 of 8
yes, if you need Sata6.0, crossfire, and USB3.0 support. Otherwise, I would just keep the board you have since you only have one card. but if you keep it, just make sure that it has a bios update for Thuban (1055t/1090t)

edit: just checked gigabytes page for your board, and it does support the phenom 2 x6 chips.
Edited by NameUnknown - 7/28/10 at 5:18am
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
im running two 5770's if that is what you ment with one card.

I think im going for it anyways..
Edited by whitekidney - 7/28/10 at 5:38am
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post #6 of 8
You do know there is a problem with the crosshair? Like the NB overheating problem?

If you're not wanting to fix it, I would grab a M4A89TD PRO or 890FXA-UD5 (I would get the asus but I save 25 bucks going with the gigabyte)
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post #7 of 8
1055T @ $199 + CHIV FTW all day long
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post #8 of 8
i am currently running the same set up, 1055t with 5770x2 crossfire on 890FXA-UD5 Mobo, just make sure get a better case with a good cooling system, if you have extra money, get a Corsair H50 head it will cool down a lot. get a new PSU upgrade to 750w or up, you will enjoy =]
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