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Hey guys.
I'm looking to acquire a Phenom II 1100T BE Processor, and to do so I will need a whole new setup. This will involve a NH-D14 CPU Heatsink, CoolerMaster HAF RC-922 Case & G.Skill 4GB kit DDR3 1600mz, while I still need a PSU. I'm now wondering what mobo I should get. My cousin recommended me the Asus Crosshair IV Extreme for $419, but that might be a bit outside what I'm really willing to pay. I want to overclock the processor to over 4ghz, maybe more, and was looking at the Asus M4A89TD-Pro/USB3.0 or the GA-890FXA-UD5. Which of the 3 boards will be better for overclocking and a good board in general?
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Hi.

What's your budget?

The CH IV Extreme is a killer mobo, but don't fit on your RC-922 while ASUS M4A89TD-Pro USB/3 and Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 does.

Another option is the CH IV or MSI 890FXA-GD70, from those I'd go in this order:

ASUS CH IV>Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5 Rev. 3.1>MSI 890FXA-GD70
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post #3 of 22
If you do decide to go with an Asus motherboard I would check this thread out as it lists the current Asus boards that are supposed to be able to support the new Bulldozer, that way you have at least given yourself some sort of upgrade path for the future.. or depending on when you are going to do this build waiting on the new AM3+ boards to be released.
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Also check ou this good guide/round-up of boards:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...lp-thread.html

Might help you decide.
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post #5 of 22
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I do not have a set budget, just planning. I wouldnt want to really be spending over $1100 MAX. I would consider the Crosshair IV Formula, and it seems the M4A89TD-Pro is going to be AM3+ compatible. Would the NH-D14 fit on the Formula board?

Edit: $1100 is my whole system
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post #6 of 22
Gigabyte, MSI, ASRock and some ASUS CH IV already are AM3+.

If you are on budget, the 1090T can save you some bucks and give you the same 1100T performance. The cooler fit in any mobo, the problem is if your RAM is high profile.
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love my CH IV ..just sayin
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So the differences in the 1090T and the 1100T are minimal almost to a point of not worrying about them? And sorry for being a noob, but what is high profile RAM and how will it effect me?

Edit: I figured it out, it means it's physically taller So is the case actually the problem here? As is will not fit the Crosshair IV and could have problems with the high profile RAM.
Edited by bjthecool - 3/17/11 at 8:30am
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Originally Posted by bjthecool View Post
So the differences in the 1090T and the 1100T are minimal almost to a point of not worrying about them? And sorry for being a noob, but what is high profile RAM and how will it effect me?

Edit: I figured it out, it means it's physically taller So is the case actually the problem here? As is will not fit the Crosshair IV and could have problems with the high profile RAM.
I don't see any reason your mobo wouldn't fit in an ATX case, since it is an ATX mobo... o.O
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post #10 of 22
fyi: crosshair iv formula is standard atx so you'll have no problem fitting it in your case

To actually answer your question:
the crosshair iv extreme with the only real perk of the lucid chip that doesn't even work well is not worth the extra 100 dollars... I recommend getting the formula for best performance + value
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/17/11 at 8:46am
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