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I havent seen any specs on BD except those on wiki, and i have no idea how they will fare against sandy, but more importantly i want to know what pricepoint they will be sold at, if its near sandy ill hold out till then, but if its even 20$ more ill just get sandy? Any ideas on price?
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If you're a gamer just build a 2500K system. You'll be VERY happy.
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post #3 of 10
We're so close now it'd be silly not to wait. Look at official benches/pricing when the time comes and then make an educated decision.
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I havent seen any specs on BD except those on wiki, and i have no idea how they will fare against sandy, but more importantly i want to know what pricepoint they will be sold at, if its near sandy ill hold out till then, but if its even 20$ more ill just get sandy? Any ideas on price?
That is like asking should i get Bulldozer or wait for Ivybridge

or Should I wait for what comes next after that?

without hard facts on what Bulldozer will do, no one can tell you we can only speculate.
    
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post #5 of 10
Wait for BD to see what it does, release is going to be in a month or so. Leaked benchmarks put it equal to or better performing than SB, but those are just leaks and should be taken with a grain of salt. You'll have SLI support available pending on the motherboard and you'll be able to slowly upgrade, meaning your 955BE will work in the AM3+ motherboards.
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post #6 of 10
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Leaked benchmarks put it equal to or better performing than SB
Another issue will be how well it OC's. Almost any 2500K or 2600K can run at 4.8 with a good HSF.
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post #7 of 10
Too early to say. I'd say to wait for BD just to see if it performs as well & has a good price/performance ratio. If AMD wants to compete they need to continue to price competitively in their lower spectrum of the high end like they have been doing [pII 955 BE costs same as a pentium on newegg?!?]. I'd say it's worth the month wait especially considering you've already got a good gaming rig
    
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post #8 of 10
If you can wait, wait. If you cant, don't.
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post #9 of 10
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If you can wait, wait. If you cant, don't.
well put
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post #10 of 10
I honestly dont think you can go wrong doing either. The 2500k/2600k is fast. If you wait for bulldozer and its not what you hoped for, the 2500k/2600k is still fast.
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