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haha I wonder if i can get back some of my tax back I heard that AMD is releasing Llano first before Bulldozer but anyway I was thinking wether to wait for AM3+ boards or not so if they are to be released sometimes next month or April, it'll be worthwhile to play the waiting game.
Llano, Bobcat, Bulldozer...

Asus is about to release theirs!

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...m-pro-amd.html

AMD is setting the stage with the low end stuff first...

THEN.

Their letting the Bulldozer out of the shed!

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...0fx-based.html

MSI already has their 990FX ready to go, you can bet the other Manufacturer's have theirs ready as well, they're all just waiting for AMD to "give the word" ... and then Bulldozer starts rolling!
     
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Indeed, Just wait mate, you wouldnt want to regret spending money on a system you think you might upgrade in a couple of months. been there, done that... and its not a nice feeling... ';p
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This!

I regretted, buying my 890GX last year in march. Actually, the first 890GX boards made their retail appearance in late February and then sales on them picked up going into March.

AMD deliberately released the 890GX first, to set the stage for the 890FX, which they announced would be on the shelves in April.

I regretted, rushing my build, and getting my 890GX when I KNEW, I should have waited until April for the 890FX. But I was impatient, and not only that but I took the plunge and purchased my 890GX as an "Open Box" from Newegg and had to down load all the software and drivers for it, from the Asus website.
     
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Llano, Bobcat, Bulldozer...

Asus is about to release theirs!

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...m-pro-amd.html

AMD is setting the stage with the low end stuff first...

THEN.

Their letting the Bulldozer out of the shed!

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...0fx-based.html

MSI already has their 990FX ready to go, you can bet the other Manufacturer's have theirs ready as well, they're all just waiting for AMD to "give the word" ... and then Bulldozer starts rolling!
Both Asus and MSI mobos look very good and Hope they will be available soon. I prefer the color on the Asus though.

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This!

I regretted, buying my 890GX last year in march. Actually, the first 890GX boards made their retail appearance in late February and then sales on them picked up going into March.

AMD deliberately released the 890GX first, to set the stage for the 890FX, which they announced would be on the shelves in April.

I regretted, rushing my build, and getting my 890GX when I KNEW, I should have waited until April for the 890FX. But I was impatient, and not only that but I took the plunge and purchased my 890GX as an "Open Box" from Newegg and had to down load all the software and drivers for it, from the Asus website.
I'll have to be patient then
Do the rest of the stuffs sound alright for you??
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Both Asus and MSI mobos look very good and Hope they will be available soon. I prefer the color on the Asus though.

I'll have to be patient then
Do the rest of the stuffs sound alright for you??
I'm a fan of Cooler Master Cases, so I like your Case selection, but if you can afford to, then I would invest a little more into the CM Storm Scout.


For the Video card, the 6870 is an awesome choice for someone on a budget. It would kick ass!

But, if in the future you consider a second 6870, for CrossfireX, then you would want a bigger power supply!

Corsair is awesome Ram, though personally I've become a fan of G-Skill. If I had the choice, and the funds and were building a new machine, it would be a tough choice for me between the two!

Last but not least, only the best for Hard Drives.. WD! Good choice... though make sure you get the FAEX model, and not the FALS. The FAEX is the 6.0gbs data transfer and 64mb cache... while the FALS is only 3.0gbs and 32 cache. They're both great drives.

But if your going with either the 890FX or the 990FX, then both are going to support the full 6.0gbs interface. Granted, you would not see much difference unless you had an SSD, to me its just good to know your HDD supports it, and for me, I was just picky and wanted my WD to be 6.0gbs and bought the FAEX model.
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AMD Phenom II 1055T - £140
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 mobo - £130
Asus HD 6870 GPU - £170
Corsair 650W TX PSU - £65
Corsair vengeance 2 x 4Gb Ram - £95
WD 1Tb caviar black HDD - £68
Coolermaster CM690 II advanced/lite(basic) case - £75/£55
all loogs good , that is top of the line amd build the mobo is a great choice , very good overclocker and very stable , for the case take the advanced version , you could save a couple of euros on gpu , ram and HDD tho , take 6850 since it overclocks much better then 6870 and have amazing crossfire scaling , for HDD u could take Sumsung F3 1TB or Seagate 1TB , for ram if u realy need 8GB go with patriot gamer series or G.SKill Ripjaws X other then that i think ull be happy with 4GB , for the saved money u could buy a good cpu cooler or maybe squeez in another 6850 for CF , good luck with ur build !
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all loogs good , that is top of the line amd build the mobo is a great choice , very good overclocker and very stable , for the case take the advanced version , you could save a couple of euros on gpu , ram and HDD tho , take 6850 since it overclocks much better then 6870 and have amazing crossfire scaling , for HDD u could take Sumsung F3 1TB or Seagate 1TB , for ram if u realy need 8GB go with patriot gamer series or G.SKill Ripjaws X other then that i think ull be happy with 4GB , for the saved money u could buy a good cpu cooler or maybe squeez in another 6850 for CF , good luck with ur build !
thanks for the thoughts dude. i think i might get G.Skill RAMs and try 4GB first like you said and also get 6850 and OC it like you said. Cheers
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I'm a fan of Cooler Master Cases, so I like your Case selection, but if you can afford to, then I would invest a little more into the CM Storm Scout.


For the Video card, the 6870 is an awesome choice for someone on a budget. It would kick ass!

But, if in the future you consider a second 6870, for CrossfireX, then you would want a bigger power supply!

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But if your going with either the 890FX or the 990FX, then both are going to support the full 6.0gbs interface. Granted, you would not see much difference unless you had an SSD, to me its just good to know your HDD supports it, and for me, I was just picky and wanted my WD to be 6.0gbs and bought the FAEX model.
I like the idea of SATA dock on CM690 advanced so that would be the one to buy I think. g-skill, FAEX HDD, may be 750W PSU?, and wait for the 990FX mobo. hopefully they will be available soon. thanks mate
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