I use my computer for both play (games: TF2, TW series, Civ4, etc. etc.), and work (non-intense) .
I really liked all the comparisons/studies on tom’s hardware. I see the biggest performance/cost weakness to my build as the Phenom II X 6 instead of the Phenom II X4 3.4 for about $130 less. While this is a comp for mostly me it is also for my girlfriend and son. She really wants a six core, so I’m locked into that.
I plan to set the BIOS to utilize the Hybrid Crossfire with the on board (128mb) and the UMA buffer 256mb (settings).
Any other Build or BIOS suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard... $125
Processor: AMD HDT55TFBRBOX Phenom II 1090T Black Edition Six Core Processor - 3.20GHz, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Socket AM3, Processor with Fan… $300