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Greetings, OC.net!

I'm looking to seriously overhaul my machine at the end of the month (when the next paycheck comes in, woot!). That being said, I'm seeking advice, suggestions, insight, whatever... as to the following build concept. What could be improved, other options to save a little extra coin, anything you want to add.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
Mobo: ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
Video: Sapphire 100315L Radeon 6850 1GB

Total price (as of 20 March, 2011): $644.96


I'd like to keep spending at or under that number if possible... So, have at it with your responses!
post #2 of 11
Why build now, when 8 core AM3+ bulldozers are only 2 months away?
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I am also thinking about the bulldozer too but money is going to be a issue becuase I am shure I am going to have to bulid another rig.
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For the price point have you considered the 2500k?
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by overclockingXTC View Post
Why build now, when 8 core AM3+ bulldozers are only 2 months away?
A good enough point, but I'm not sure I cant stand waiting that much longer, especially when I'm all but certain I have the money to upgrade now versus the uncertainty of later...

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Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
For the price point have you considered the 2500k?
I guess I hadn't, really... care to shed light there as to why I ought to?
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by [)r@ke View Post
A good enough point, but I'm not sure I cant stand waiting that much longer, especially when I'm all but certain I have the money to upgrade now versus the uncertainty of later...


I guess I hadn't, really... care to shed light there as to why I ought to?
because it gives the 980X a run for its money in games and overclocks like nuts. 4.5GHz is almost guarantied.
    
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
For the price point have you considered the 2500k?
THIS

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The 1090T is a ripoff right now in the market with the 2500K. The 2500K is faster at basically everything at stock speeds, and can OC about 20% higher than a thuban with ease.

I'm the last person to give a flying crap about which brand someone chooses when it comes to computer hardware, however, I do give a very large flying crap about value. The thuban is overpriced for it's performance segment right now.

With that in mind.. I'll suggest a faster CPU and faster GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.620213

Then the same RAM (snag it tonight before it's gone!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

And a mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138298

That's actually $5 less than your current price and would perform better.

If you can spare another $20 or so, wait for slightly nicer 1155 mobos to come back in stock.

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post #8 of 11
MSI P67A-C43 + Twin Frozr II 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.620729
$305 after MIR

Could be a combo deal worth considering if you are in no rush to get it built (it is out of stock atm).
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by 182515 View Post
because it gives the 980X a run for its money in games and overclocks like nuts. 4.5GHz is almost guarantied.
Also when bulldozer and AM3+ comes out, you will have the option to get the new bulldozers or the Phenom II's that will be much cheaper.
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post #10 of 11
might not be the advice that you're looking for but i strongly recommend that you hold out a little bit longer until June. not because you will jump on bulldozer (as it seems, based on what you've said that the chance of you jumping on BD is low), but because bulldozer will bring down prices on the phenom II line. BD or not the phenom IIs are in for another drop as sandy bridge is way too close in pricing to the hexacores. AMD dropped the price not too long ago but there's pressure for another drop. if the drop doesn't come from AMD, it will come from the vendors side. if i were you i'd try to wait.

i'm either picking up an 8core bulldozer or picking up more phenom IIs for cheap after bulldozer drops. just gonna wait it out.
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