I'd just get the 1090T, I really think there won't be much difference between them except price. Remember the comparisons of the Phenom II X4 955 and 965? It was almost a waste of time. Even today, the Phenom II X4 975's speed can be easily matched with my Phenom II X4 940. I'm still happy with my speeds which is why I haven't bothered overclocking it yet. Once I feel the need, then I'll overclock and after that, I'll upgrade to a Phenom II X6 and the cycle starts again. It's better to get a lower-level black edition CPU because you will be happy with the performance right off the bat no matter what and when you want that extra jump, just OC the thing.