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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;11879286 
The 890GPA looks good, though I usually never recommend pairing 125W processors (especially overclocked) with any 4+1 power phase (this one is heatsinked), it seems to work reliably even at an overclock for x6 users (hooray for GIGABYTE quality wheee.gif). Nevertheless I'd still recommend the M4A79XTD EVO over the 890GPA in this case.

If there much of a difference? The Asus board is 8+2 phase. Never done it before. I doubt I will overclock. Even if I play with it, it will be a very small overclock. Just looking for a stable mid range computer, so I play the next top games within the next few years without a problem.
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MSI's new fusion board, worth the money? Looks pretty sexy. Never heard of the Lucid’s chip until now. Any good? Would I be able to run a AMD 6870 and a Geforce 9800GT for Phyxs without, "modded" drivers?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130564
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post #13 of 21
Well, I don't really see the need to get an 890 chipset board if 1. you won't use the iGP and 2. you won't go CrossfireX.
I'd recommend something cheaper but the M4A79XTD EVO usually matches in price those 770/870 chipset boards that can't do 8x-8x CFX anyway. If you are going to run a PhysX card, you might actually see better results with a 770/870 chipset board that has the second PCI-E x16 slot running at x4, because the main card will get the full x16 bandwidth and PhysX doesn't use much bandwidth. However, 8x vs 16x won't make a difference unless you run high AA and/or a high resolution.
Lucid Hydra's SLI/AMD+nVidia GPU combination isn't really that effective actually. You might not see a performance gain at all.
post #14 of 21
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How about a Asus M4A88TD-V EVO. I would like a board that has USB 3.0. Has everything you have suggested, 8+2 phase and a heatsinked mofest.
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If you don't mind the extra cost it's an excellent choice thumb.gif
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post #17 of 21
Setup looks good but go with one of the x6 processors
post #18 of 21
since u keeping alot of old parts (psu\case\vga) id recommend these combos :
Mobo+Ram 210$ AR
CPU+Cooler 238$
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post #19 of 21
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Setup looks good but go with one of the x6 processors

Eh. I just play games on a computer. To me, I feel that the 1090t is a waste of money since games do not run on a six core CPU. A good quad would be better.
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since u keeping alot of old parts (psu\case\vga) id recommend these combos :
Mobo+Ram 210$ AR
CPU+Cooler 238$

I am looking at the new sandy bridge. With all the combo deals that are out, Pricing would be great. Hopefully, around March, when I start buying hardware, the combo are still around. Then I will go with Intel. But right now, Its AMD.
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Originally Posted by EternalRest;12134838 
Eh. I just play games on a computer. To me, I feel that the 1090t is a waste of money since games do not run on a six core CPU. A good quad would be better.



I am looking at the new sandy bridge. With all the combo deals that are out, Pricing would be great. Hopefully, around March, when I start buying hardware, the combo are still around. Then I will go with Intel. But right now, Its AMD.

Well if u don't feel u need the x6 then go with a 970 and save urself $40 right there.
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