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X58 or 890X?

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Sry, im sure this has been solved elsewhere but I want to be sure :0

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA/Intel Core i7-950

or

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX/AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

I can't decide :S
Thx
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I vote for. ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA/Intel Core i7-950
     
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X58 without a doubt
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This is going to turn into a fanboy war. Just an FYI...
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The 950 is overall better, so I would go with it assuming price isn't too much of a difference. If you can grab a 950 for $200 a Microcenter it is a no brainer..
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The X58/i7 950 setup will perform better, I've owned both 1090T and 950 and overall the 950 performed better in most applications.
    
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
The 950 is overall better, so I would go with it assuming price isn't too much of a difference. If you can grab a 950 for $200 a Microcenter it is a no brainer..
I just upgraded to a Sabertooth and i7 950 purchased from Micro Center for $199 each.

Love it so far. :thumbup:

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I think that you will be happy with your purchase regardless ive had the 930 (just a downclocked 950 if i remember correctly) and currently a 1090t (again a downclocked 1100T) and i think chrono is rite the 950 would prolly be a bit faster but for just daily use and gaming your not going to see much of a difference realy. There both great chips and ive enjoyed owning both. Although i would go with the 1090t over the 1100t if its much cheaper from the reviews ive read they OC almost identicaly.

Now if you plan to overclock ill have to say that the intel chip did OC like a champ and was overall much easier to OC than my current AMD chip (not buy much tho) Im a bit of an AMD fan boy but hey what can i say. Both chips respectively were pretty easy to get to 4-4.2ghz I havnt taken either farther than that but 4.2 has been plenty for me for now.

Although if you go with the AMD set up i would get the Crosshair IV Extreme because if i remember rite it supports both SLI and Crossfire with out driver hacks or anything like that
Edited by racer86 - 12/19/10 at 7:29pm
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P67/2500k
    
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Originally Posted by Jean-Luc View Post
P67/2500k
hmm pretty sure sandy bridge has nothin to do with this post he already has a build in mind that will prolly be more power than is needed once oc'd so why pay a premium for new hardware if i waited id be for the price drop not to pay extre for hardware noone has much hard info on
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