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1 st build,

if you can affort then offcourse the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO. if your buddy doesnt need USB3 and so and really dont want it either then i would pick the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
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Since its an AMD build go with the two 6850 in X-Fire. Or just go with a higher-end single card like a 6970.
Wouldn't the two 6850's outperform a single 6970?

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1 st build,

if you can affort then offcourse the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO. if your buddy doesnt need USB3 and so and really dont want it either then i would pick the ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
So for the most features, I should go for the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO?
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Too be honest with you... the 890 chipset IS better compared to the 790 and the 890 is more future proof. I don't know how long he want's too keep it without spending 2 much on it, and what he want's 2 do with it (gaming, rendering, occasional use...)
Tip: IF you buy a single card solution like the 69xx, you could consider the 6950 as your best choice in terms of performance (unlocking it 2 a 6970 ^^) but it comes at a risk.

Good luck ^^
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Too be honest with you... the 890 chipset IS better compared to the 790 and the 890 is more future proof. I don't know how long he want's too keep it without spending 2 much on it, and what he want's 2 do with it (gaming, rendering, occasional use...)
Tip: IF you buy a single card solution like the 69xx, you could consider the 6950 as your best choice in terms of performance (unlocking it 2 a 6970 ^^) but it comes at a risk.

Good luck ^^
Yeah, well, I think I've settled for the ASRock 890GX Extreme3, because it just looks amazing, and has amazing features, and I love ASRock

Still. I don't think he'll be wanting to do much upgrading. He only needs it for gaming.

Therefore, I thought that CrossFire 6850 would be a blast since that it's almost cheaper than one 6950/6970
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Yeah, well, I think I've settled for the ASRock 890GX Extreme3, because it just looks amazing, and has amazing features, and I love ASRock

Still. I don't think he'll be wanting to do much upgrading. He only needs it for gaming.

Therefore, I thought that CrossFire 6850 would be a blast since that it's almost cheaper than one 6950/6970
Good choice ^^
But remember that crossfire means A LOT more of heat, power and noise... those are 3 things i'd personally avoid.
BTW: you could also detach the cooler, clean it and use an aftermarket paste ^^ dropped my temps by 6 degrees
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Good choice ^^
But remember that crossfire means A LOT more of heat, power and noise... those are 3 things i'd personally avoid.
BTW: you could also detach the cooler, clean it and use an aftermarket paste ^^ dropped my temps by 6 degrees
I got all cooling and power and noise covered

So this'll be my final choise:

ASRock 890GX Extreme3
2x HIS Radeon 6850

Thanks for all the help, you guys!
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