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    Hi All !

    Been a while since i posted some constructive post

    Now have a question to AMD heads here as im not on the topic with that side of industry

    Buddy of mine wants to buy new AMD setup and this is what we came up with:

    CPU:

    Phenom II X4 955

    http://www.pixmania.ie/ie/uk/2785334...ocessor-1.html

    RAM:

    http://www.pixmania.ie/ie/uk/5939027...33-pc3-10.html

    mobo:

    Either Crosshair III or IV ( not sure whats the difference between them)

    So is it good , bad or whatever setup???

    any comments or changes are more than welcome

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    My buddy is also going to perform an AMD build. He is going with the Crosshair IV. I have no actual advice on this since I have an i7, but if it were me buying this.. I'd get the newest!

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    yeah, i know Criss but he doesnt have enough cashola to go newest, More im worried about is compability and overclocking issues with such setup

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    the board looks fine but I would go with the 1055T its only a few bucks more (40pound) and then he will be current the 955 was a decent chip but I couldn't get it to hit 4ghz without a crap load of voltage, the 1055T hits 4ghz no problem, you could even look at 890gx boards rather than the FX boards

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    I have the 1090T and the Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 and they are great. As Smduff says, the 1055T is also a great chip.

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    Yup, these guys are right. F@;k the Crosshair. Get the Gigabyte board and use the savings to get the x 6 core. The Crosshair will not overclock any better and will not give any additional performance.

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    I agree, go with the 1055. Any 890FX board can make it sing.

    ASRock has a nice board for an excellent price, MSI 890FX is better with some user-friendly features and good value, Gigabyte UD5 has solid performance for a good price, and ASUS Crosshair IV Formula/Extreme are the best of the bunch but also clearly the most expensive and overpriced if he's never gonna tweak things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Been a while since i posted some constructive post
    any comments or changes are more than welcome
    Sorry Andrew, it's not constructive reply but I have to make a comment.

    Where have you been?

    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    few bucks more (40pound)
    I agree but 40 pounds ($80) seem little to but that's a lot for our British friends though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    I agree, go with the 1055. Any 890FX board can make it sing.
    WOW........REALLY!
    I gotta to build myself AMD system soon because my fat lady (Intel) rig doesn't sing. She's kinda boring.

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    Thank you for all replies , they are definately helpful. Since no one mentioned it i assume that setup is ok compability wise.

    I will speak with him today and tell him about 1055T ( it is just few bucks more in deed). As it goes for mobo i think he is rather decided to go with asus but... I'll mention other options as well


    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Sorry Andrew, it's not constructive reply but I have to make a comment.

    Where have you been?
    Awww Tony, thanks for concern

    I'm still around as a spectactor but most of you lot are now waaay ahead of me hardware wise and i dont have much experience in new boards / CPU and since i am not able to say anything reasonable to help someone out i tend to not speak at all. But I'm still here, lurking , aquiring new knowledge :-).

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    I agree but 40 pounds ($80) seem little to but that's a lot for our British friends though.
    Just to give you a heads up on that ( since I'm not Irish i didnt take it personally) but in future if you would call an Irish person British , there is a great chance he will eat you alive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Just to give you a heads up on that ( since I'm not Irish i didnt take it personally) but in future if you would call an Irish person British , there is a great chance he will eat you alive
    Awww....I realized that afterward, because we were talking about pounds that it was why the word British came to mind first before the word Irish.

    If your friend have his heart set on Asus then he should go with the Croshair IV, of course if he can afford it and don't go with the Extreme version though. Both the IV and Extreme are the same board but the Extreme has more bells and whistles. However, I do hear the Extreme version have some issues but I can be wrong though. I read some reports from the other forums, I'm trying to remember where I read though.

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    right chaps , heres a bundle we found:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-038-OB&tool=3

    mobo is UD2 but its already pre-clocked to 3.8

    what do you think about it??

    edit:

    okay i can see some flaws of that mobo e.g. just one pcie x16 slot....
    Last edited by Geralt; 03-11-2010 at 09:34.

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