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post #11 of 15
I'd stay with the 1090T, you'll have more exact overclocking and for the $30 difference between it and the 1075T it's worth it IMO.

Nice 890GX board with future compatible connections.

Great RAM choice.

Buy it.
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post #12 of 15
Or, take the difference between the 1090 and 1055 ($50, I think?) and get a Crosshair IV F. Lots of ways you could go about it, including the ones all ready mentioned.
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post #13 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
Both overclocked(AMD is much easier to OC anyway), the 1090T and the 950 are a pretty close match, and with AMD you end up with 2 more cores.
I cant imagine an AMD is any easier than overclocking an i7. It seems like any i7 can do 4ghz with a cheap Hyper 212+.

As far as 1090T vs i7, theres no definite answer. You definately have 2 extra cores with the 1090T, but AFAIK, the i7 is faster with single threaded programs and games. Heres a good site to compare the two.

http://www.techreaction.net/2010/05/...thuban-review/

What it really boils down to is what the op wants. I doubt anyone could tell a speed difference between the two. Either option is a great upgrade over his current rig.
Edited by Bedo - 12/19/10 at 4:31pm
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post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Guys, thing is I cannot spend anymore than 500 and I don't have a microcenter close enough to me... (even if I did I don;t have a car). That is why I am going Phenom II.

Furthermore, the only thing I care about is this:

Is this going to be faster than my current system?

Answer: Yes

Future proof (at least 2-3 years) - for the most part

More affordable than going intel - yes!
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
Future proof (at least 2-3 years) - for the most part
Cool, I didn't think my single 5870 would even last a year before I'd have to Xfire it.
    
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