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edit: updated see my post below biggrin.gif

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Finally I can replace this decaying motherboard and processor that survived getting hit by lightning bolt last year. I want the 6-core, and it looks like 1090T is only a few bucks more than the 1055T, so I might as well get the unlocked multipliers. Seeing how I don't have a need for USB3/SATA3, I think this mobo is a winner (was comparing to similar priced Asrock 890 mobo). I also need a quality budget case. I been going back and forth comparing the Gamma to the CM 912. I like the way the outside of the 912 looks better, but overall the NZXT case seems higher quality. TPU says this Zalman cools as well as a V10, worth the $15 more than the 212? Thinking about an SSD and a 2x4GB ram kit as well, (if my wife lets me get away with it).


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Edited by damric - 2/8/11 at 4:59pm
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Not bad.
    
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Pays to read reviews. I just read that that motherboard's BIOS does not have a CPU-NB multi. Out of the equation now unless they fixed that with a BIOS update...
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I'm leaning towards this motherboard for now, but that could change in two weeks if something equivalent is on sale.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130565

Ugh: can't decide between Gamma and 912...
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The GAMMA is an excellent case for the price both in Canada and US thumb.gif
The discount on the CNPS is rather small though, I don't really like it for that.
What I rather you do is:
1090T + ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - Save $20 with this combo
Zalman CNPS10X - $40

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nice, just filed my taxes yesterday and my $2000 return i was planning on is acually $6K. But, i just upgraded my rig so no new pc for me, maybe a new gpu though...
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1. Omg Blue
2. Listen to xd, smart.
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FFS the 1090T just jumped $30 right when I was about to order. I'll wait another week, and if it is still same, I'll just get the 1100T. Amazon does have the 1090T for 200, but not a combo I want...
Edited by damric - 2/8/11 at 3:11am
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lol, i was noticed the exact same thing, the price just jumped up practicly as i was looking at it, grrrr and now also they are not offering the free game with the purchase, ill either go amazon, or ill just say forget it and just go to best buy and get it biggrin.gif
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I chatted with Jenn wubsmiley.gif from Newegg and she met me half-way on the 1090T, dropping it $15. Saves me shipping and combo.

I ended up getting from egg:

- MSI 890FX65
- 1090T
- CM 912
- NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller/temp sensor
- CM 212+

And from CM store:

- 2x 200mm 700rpm black OEM fans
- 140mm 1200rpm black OEM fan
- 2x 120mm Green LED R4's (for mounting on the 212)
- CM HD Girls Calendar tongue.gif

Took me forever to decide on either the GAMMA or the 912. I think 912 will look pretty mean since it's all black and will have a faint green glow coming from inside, much better looking than the obnoxious bright blue led cases I have used the last few years redface.gif nothing against the GAMMA, it looks like a hell of a case. This rig should last me until the 2nd generation of bulldozer comes around, then I push the parts over to my old lady's WoW rig. BTW, she also runs an HD 6850, so I will be getting her a new card and stealing hers for crossfire in the future. Also need to get us both SSD's this year.
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