Thanks everyone for the kind suggestions!
Actually, I already pulled the trigger on the M4a89GTD PRO/USB3; it was a shoot-off between that and the Crossfire Formula IV and a Biostar TA890FXE; Formula was too $$ for me and I have always built ASUS systems so the PRO/USB3 was it. Also looking to run my first water-cooled setup in hopes of attaining 4ghz.
Sorry for not being as specific as I could. During the time of the OP, I wasn't really up-to-date on current tech. My goal was to build a system based off the 1055t for less than 600$ (for all components in a case minus the HDDs).
Naturally, Of course, I went over my budget lol.
. And going water cooling route didn't help either. Aside from the water cooling, I pieced together a system for 700$.
I'll post back some numbers when I have everything together, still waiting for waterblock and radiator. I'll be moving my current q6600 as an HTPC for the entertainment system, and moving an even older Athlon2500+ to the bedroom (got rid of cable recently).
Very excited to build a new system, and I'm also glad to be back to the underdog--AMD!