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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131667R

What do you guys think? Awesome board or what? Decided to go with the extreme. Now I just need a better processor, and I can throw this 740 here with the Asus Evo board on DICE and use my CHIV as my everyday system. Should I go 965 BE (had one before hit 4 gigz no problem, great processor) or go head with the 1090T BE?
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Personally I would not go with the 1090T. The difference between the 1090T and the 1055T are not worth the price difference. 1055T is the way to go since it's only $20 more then the 965 BE.
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Hmmm, BUT they don't make a BE 1055T. I can probably OC a 965 to almost what a 1055T does with, I'll just have 2 less cores.
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post #4 of 19
With the 1090t you have the unlocked multiplyer that could make the overclock a little easier, but other than that they are the same processor, i have heard both can hit 4ghz very easily.
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Do you really need a six core? You could probably do fine with a 955 C3 revision paired up with a good cooler.
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post #6 of 19
a six will be better in the long run.
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Just my

Since you are familiar with overclocking, I say save some cash and get a 1055T instead of 1090T. I've got both and while I use a 1090T now, I'm actually at 4.1 by increasing the base clock alone (the reason is that while Folding, overclocking using FSB seems to give a bit more PPD than overclocking with multi)
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Nothing less than the best
 
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post #9 of 19
Wait and see what happens with Bulldozer? Chip you have now is fine.
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post #10 of 19
Then he will have to buy another board then too.

Get the 1055T, save a few bones and have fun overclocking and not just raise one multiplier to OC. Sorry if this is candid but I find BE chips for noobs and the not so interested in overclocking. Yes I did have a 720 "BE" but only for the chance to unlock and extra core and it worked all the way to 3.716 GHz.

Any who, more fun can be had with a locked multi CPU. Also it is more rewarding getting to the end also.
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 1/6/11 at 12:01pm
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