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Hey

At the moment I've got a Phenom II X4 965, and the new Zambezi bulldozer chips are coming out about june time.

I was thinking of upgrading, but im not sure. What I planned was to go Intel, but that would mean getting a new motherboard aswell. But i'd probably get a new AM3+ mobo aswell as the new chip.

Should I wait till June or go intel now or what ?
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Wait for bulldozer in june and see how it works...if it runs with and even rapes sandy bridge, go with that, but if it comes out and is utter crap, do like me and switch to a 2500K setup...sorry to say but if amd does not bring the performance i will switch.
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Originally Posted by 1337gpuz View Post
Hey

At the moment I've got a Phenom II X4 965, and the new Zambezi bulldozer chips are coming out about june time.

I was thinking of upgrading, but im not sure. What I planned was to go Intel, but that would mean getting a new motherboard aswell. But i'd probably get a new AM3+ mobo aswell as the new chip.

Should I wait till June or go intel now or what ?
What motherboard do you have? Some newer, high-end motherboards will allow BD in a AM3 socket.

It also depends on what you do...Do you game? Is your x4 overclocked?
    
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Yes the machine is a gaming one.

Mobo is MSI C45 870 so im not overclocking the CPU in fear VRM/MOSFETS will punk me down, It can go to 3.8ghz on stock voltage though.

Was wondering if I should buy a M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 from Asus (Since its a high end mobo) and then just wait for BD and add the chip when it comes ?
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Here is the list of ASUS motherboards that can/will support BD: http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/AM3_PLUS_Ready/

Maybe you should wait not only for BD, but for the new AM3+ chipsets (990?). It may offer cool new features.
    
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Bad time for whole build purchases IMO wait for BD release to see how market pans out, especially as your quad is fine with todays apps.

If I get BD I'll be waiting for new AM3+ boards also
Edited by Casey Ryback - 4/27/11 at 7:53pm
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Bad time for whole build purchases IMO wait for BD release to see how market pans out, especially as your quad is fine with todays apps.

If I get BD I'll be waiting for new AM3+ boards also
And then like everyone else who waits for BD you'll be tempted to wait for the 7000 series cards as well.
 
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And then like everyone else who waits for BD you'll be tempted to wait for the 7000 series cards as well.
This. There's always new hardware coming out, if you're always waiting for the next big thing then you'll never actually buy anything.
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