Advice on motherboard for new build

Hi all,

This is my first time building a PC from scratch was thinking of using the enthusiast specs from tecmo34's thread:

which are:

* CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor Model HDT90ZFBGRBOX
* MOBO: ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
* RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
* HSF: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU ... - Retail
* HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive]
* PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
* GPU: XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
* DVD: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support - Retail
* Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
* Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

I can get a combo deal on a Phenom II X6 1090T BE a ASUS M4A87TD EVO - motherboard - ATX - AMD 870 and 4GB (2x2GB) Patriot DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 Extreme Performance Gaming Series (PGS34G1600ELKA) for €361.00 ($490.37)

What I'd like to know will there be a significant difference between the motherboard recommended (M4A89TD) and the one in the combo deal (M4A87TD)? Also is this a build that you'd recommend or would you go with something different?

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  1. Most cases, most times, the more expensive the board it is the more features it has and the better it overclocks. The board on the combo would work fine
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