Re: Please look at my build before I order...
The differences are suddle, but could be an issue.. The biggest difference is the 890 has 4290, where as the 880 is a 4250.
Also on these 2 boards are the amount and speed of pci-e slots.
From reading your thread, unless you plan on running 2 gpu cards, that 880 will be good.
Compare the 2 for the overall differences.
On the cpu, the 955 vs 965, the 55 is a black edition, which allows for much better overclocking, the 965 8isn't.
waiting for new tech is like a dog chasing its tail... you'll eventually catch it, but its gonna hurt.
Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
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