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Wats up

So im looking to put together another AMD machine. Just looking for some input on a few specifics.

I like to overclock for fun and im looking to get to around 4 ghz stable on air, anything else is gravy. possible switch to water in the future. ill be gaming and video editing on it so i think ill be just fine stock but hey who doesnt like free MHz.

Heres wat im looking at

CPU
Phenom ll X4 955 BE
Phenom ll X4 965 BE
Phenom ll X4 970 BE

Motherboard

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3
Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H 890GX
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula (potentially might be a bit overkill, dunno)

RAM

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24
Corsair XMS3 CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-27

Concerns,
1) Budget, seems like the 955 can get up over 4Ghz stable on air so the 965 or 970 just might start my multiplier a bit higher or worth the extra coin?
2) Motherboard, im sure they r all pretty decent for O/Cing just wondering if one stands out, the crosshair i assume is the best but dunno for the money. im looking to overclock pretty much everything so it might be worth it.
3) RAM, leaning towards the vengence 8gb or should i look at a kit with only 4gb

as for GPU i still have my 9800 gt the crosshair might be a good choice for this GPU to run SLi

I dont buy on the cutting edge stuff so BD won't be in the works for prob 1.5 years.

anyways thanks for the input, I appreciate it
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post #2 of 25
Skimmed it, get the 955 and a ASUS board, ASUS will have BD support on AM3, so will MSI, but MSI sux

Get G.Skill or Mushkin RAM
Edited by TCOC - 4/4/11 at 11:44am
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post #3 of 25
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Skimmed it, get the 955 and a ASUS board, ASUS wil have BD support on AM3, so will MSI, but MSI sux
Only boards with black sockets will have AM3+ support. I am pretty sure it has been confirmed that a bios update won't do it.
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post #4 of 25
well what is ur overall budget.. but i would say the
955 with crosshair(if u want mad overclocks) with the vengeance.. and as for gpu upgrade will be better then sli
post #5 of 25
i have gskill and it wont overclock worth anything.. stay away from gskill for amd
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i have gskill and it wont overclock worth anything.. stay away from gskill for amd
There are a lot of factors when it comes to overclocking. Gskill as a brand is definitely not the cause of your inability to overclock them.
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only boards with black sockets will have am3+ support. I am pretty sure it has been confirmed that a bios update won't do it.
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i have gskill and it wont overclock worth anything.. stay away from gskill for amd
Only ram I trust, did you by budget RAM?
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post #9 of 25
I would go with the 955 and the Crosshair. The 965/970 aren't worth it IMO.

The RAM is really up to you; G.Skill Ripjaws, Corsair Dominators, OCZ Gold/Platinum, Mushkin Red/Blackline, Corsair Vengence, G.Skill Trident..it's all good stuff. Just pick one of those in a size/speed you want, and you'll be good to go.
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You don't have to go for a BD cpu, but you could wait for the 900 chipset, which should come soon (sooner than BD atleast).
 
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