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Have two mobos and two cpu's, need to sell one of each, Which would you keep?

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Hi guys, I have a little dilemma here. I recently built a Sandy Bridge rig for school and gaming and I have a few spare parts now from the old rig. I have a 2nd pc that I use as a HTPC/pc for the gf. I have 2 mobos and 2 cpus, I'd like to sell one of each so I dont have spare parts lying around.

I have:

Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P mobo
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula mobo
AMD Athlon II x 2 255 cpu
AMD Phenom II x 6 1090t cpu

The rest of the htpc/backup pc is as follows:

2x2 gb Corsair XMS3 (7-8-7-24)
WD Caviar Black 640 boot
WD Caviar Blue 1tb Storage
Lite On Blue Ray Player
Corsair 400w psu
XFX HD5450
ASUS Wifi card
Cooler Master Hyper 212
Thermaltake V4 case
Windows 7 Home Premium

My only fear with keeping the newer stuff is wanting to turn my htpc into a kickass gaming rig(for a 720p projector). That would probably involve a 500w+ psu and a gtx 460, 5770, 68xx

Help me decide!!!

Chris
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the 1090t is WAY overkill for an HTPC
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I would personally keep the Crosshair IV Formula mobo, and Phenom II X6 processor If you keep the X2 you may want to upgrade in the future, and then you will end up spending the $$ all over again just to buy what you sold
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So you're selling the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula motherboard?

I'd love one of them!

I'd buy it! Although, I'm in the UK!
    
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
I would personally keep the Crosshair IV Formula mobo, and Phenom II X6 processor If you keep the X2 you may want to upgrade in the future, and then you will end up spending the $$ all over again just to buy what you sold
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Originally Posted by TechRex View Post
the 1090t is WAY overkill for an HTPC

These are my exact thoughts at the moment, which is why this isn't a super easy decision. I suppose I'd have a great htpc for the next 3-4 years with the 1090t/crosshair iv. I feel I could get 370-390 bucks out of that combo where as I have no clue on the 790/255 athlon value.
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post #6 of 7
If you want more money back sell the Crosshair IV. The 790XT-UD4P is still an excellent board and will probably have EVERYTHING you need for just an HTPC. Even if you decide to build a gaming rig with that mobo, it would be a great choice.
My recommendation: keep the:
-Athlon II x2 255
-Gigabyte 790XT-UD4P
-Corsair 4GB DDR3 RAM
-Whatever hard drives you want (depending on your needs - i.e. if you don't have many programs at all crowding the 640GB drive, just sell the 640GB drive)
-Blu-Ray Drive
-5450
-400CX
-Hyper 212+ (if you want something slightly quieter than stock or want to do a bit of overclocking)
-V4 case (Unless you want to get a smaller, lower profile case which I recommend being the SFF freak I am )
-7 home premium (consider that you might want to use Linux for this, after all it's free, customizable, supports a lot of Windows apps, and there's a big Linux community here; you can make some money back from 7 home premium)
post #7 of 7
lol you're asking us to compare a vw jetta vs a porsche. if you want just a HTPC then go with the dual core. if you want a nice system that will handle whatever you throw at it, keep the 1090T. it boils down to that, very simple.
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