Building First Computer (CPU/Motherboard Concerns)

For Starters, I've never built a computer I know how everything works I just haven't built one.

I started putting together a list of parts and what not on and so far this is what I have.

Case: "COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW"

Motherboard: "ASUS M4A88TD-V"

PSU: "COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W"

Processor: "AMD Phenom II X6 1055T"

Memory: "G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3"

HD: "Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB "

Disc Drive: "ASUS 24X DVD Burner"

Video Card: (Optional at the moment) "GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460"

From the looks of it, I think it looks good. However, I don't really know how much support motherboards have for the 6 core processor.

Is a 6 core processor worth it right now?

If so, will the motherboard at least be able to run correctly till a full support for the core is released?

Also, the FSB supported by the motherboard is only 2600MHz but the Hyper Transports of the processor is 4000MHz, would this cause issues?/ Would this even work?
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    Filling out this template would help me and others to provide the best advice.

    The motherboard will support the 1055T. To check what CPUs a motherboard supports go to the motherboards product page and look at the CPU support list. However you are only likely to have compatibility issues with extremely cheap motherboards.

    Whether the 6 core CPU is worth it depends on what you are using the computer for.

    The Hyper Transport speed differences won't have any effect.

    The Asus M4A88TD-V Evo/USB3 isn't the best value AMD motherboard to get. If you want a board that doesn't support SLI or Crossfire optimally then you should be spending under $100. If you do then you should get something else as the PCIe lanes are split x16/x4, which is sub-optimal, altho you would get some gain.

    These would be my two choices for those two options:
    Asrock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 $80 ($7 shipping)
    I'm fairly certaint that you could get an Asus M5A board that would match the M4A88TD-V Evo/USB features wise for under $100 as well.

    Asrock 970 Extreme4 $110 ($7 shipping)
    Neither of these boards have integrated graphics so if you want that then you'll have to choose something else.

    You might need a 1000W PSU if you want to install four GTX 460s, or two GTX 580s.
    I would not choose one from the Silent Pro Gold series anyway as the ripple and noise is close to the spec on full load.
    On your current motherboard it would be hard to justify a PSU above 550/650W, but it depends on what motherboard you decide to get and what graphics setup you want to be able to accommodate.
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