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Okay,

 

So with tax returns coming in next week, I've decided to upgrade my rig. However, I have some concerns.

I am dead set on getting the Crosshair V Formula motherboard and 16GB of G.Skill Sniper ram, but I am unsure of the CPU I wish to purchase.

I could go all out and get the FX-8150, or I could still obtain a 1090T. I have no clue as I've never used AMD and reviews on both show performance lags.

 

I will be running dual 460 GTX cards in SLI until I can afford a 2GB 6950 (eventually going Crossfire).

 

 

 

Prospected rig contents:

 

Case: HAF-X

MOBO: Crosshair V Formula

GPU1: 460GTX 1GB

GPU2: 460GTX 1GB

RAM: G.Skill Sniper 16GB DDR3

CPU: FX-8150 Octo-core.

PSU: X4- 750W

 

I mainly wish to play games, (Guild Wars 2, Starcraft 2, Batman Arkham City, Skyrim, ETC)

 

 

Give me some pointers to think about before I pull the trigger!

 

(I really don't want to go intel this time around...)

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First off, don't go with AMD. For the moment Intel is king for performance and even price (if you don't count the phenom CPUs.). The BD chips just failed to meet expectations across the board.

 

Try some of these motherboards and see what you like. I tried to get it to look as close to an ROG board as possible.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157263

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188099

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806

 

Then the i5 2500K would be 200 from NCIX.com

 

Also I think you should get 8gb of ram instead of 16gb. You don't need 16gb unless your doing video editing or something like that. For games and such 8gb is perfect.

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(I really don't want to go intel this time around...)

Puzzling - but I guess he's made it clear that he want's AMD........................................

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First off, don't go with AMD. For the moment Intel is king for performance and even price (if you don't count the phenom CPUs.). The BD chips just failed to meet expectations across the board.

 

Try some of these motherboards and see what you like. I tried to get it to look as close to an ROG board as possible.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157263

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188099

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806

 

Then the i5 2500K would be 200 from NCIX.com

 

Also I think you should get 8gb of ram instead of 16gb. You don't need 16gb unless your doing video editing or something like that. For games and such 8gb is perfect.

 

 

I also use Ableton and Serato scratch live on my Desktop with Serato bridge so the excess ram assists in musical ventures.

 

The motherboards you linked are well over my budget for a motherboard, as well as one of them being a micro ATX board.

 

I've had nothing but trouble with my intel stuff in the past few months and wish to just switch to AMD for a bit.

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Guess I will go with a 1090T once the return gets here. Thanks!

 

Is this going to be a work station or a gaming PC???

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Is this going to be a work station or a gaming PC???

 

 

 

Gaming PC primarily as I said in my initial post. (Guild Wars 2, Battlefield 3, Team Fortress 2, Arkham City, Borderlands 2, etc)

 

I will also be using it for Ableton/Serato recording sessions.

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Is this going to be a work station or a gaming PC???

 

 

Might be time to start reading what people want Tj, instead of trying to make them buy what you want.:mellow:

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I also ABHOR MicroATX boards.

 

My one buddy just chimed back in with his 1090T and Crosshair 5 and says it's a surefire win. I might have some issues with the dual 460's but I can upgrade the gpu's and sell those soon enough.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

 

1090T here I come!

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I would say the 1090T is a more good performer, where bulldozer shines somewhere and flunks somewhere, os i would choose a 1090T hands down. Also the 1090T is not far behind the 2500K, real world difference none, except when looking at them both highly overclocked (since the 2500K goes higher more easily).

 

Regarding you gpus; no point in upgrading form 460SLI to 6950, wait until the 7xxx/6xx-series becomes available for real in march/april instead. new nodes and architectures means much more for your money...

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I would say the 1090T is a more good performer, where bulldozer shines somewhere and flunks somewhere, os i would choose a 1090T hands down. Also the 1090T is not far behind the 2500K, real world difference none, except when looking at them both highly overclocked (since the 2500K goes higher more easily).

 

Regarding you gpus; no point in upgrading form 460SLI to 6950, wait until the 7xxx/6xx-series becomes available for real in march/april instead. new nodes and architectures means much more for your money...

 

 

Okay, thanks for that regarding my GPU's.

I am probably going to wait until summer/fall to upgrade those.

Until then hopefully the dual 460's can power the games I want to play.

Thanks a ton man!

 

If I was going to go Intel, I would def. be buying the 2500K.

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