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I want to buy a new computer, I keep getting told to wait till Q4, but I really dont want to.

Cant find anything on whatever new chipset/cpu's intel is releasing Q4.

So why all the hype? Should I just go Sandybridge now or has intel said anything that will make me want to wait?
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SB is faster than your current setup, although I would say wait and grab some GPU upgrades as those will matter more on the gaming front (if that's the primary use of your computer) - I would at least wait until AMD releases their new hot ticket to see if the prices on Intel drops, but if you're wanting to upgrade right now, nothing stopping you
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Well looking at Digitalstormonline to put together a new PC for me.

Just wondering, should I wait or not? Im not usually a right off the bandwagon guy, so if the news one come out and there stupendous but cost a grand for just the proc, thats not me lol!
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Well looking at Digitalstormonline to put together a new PC for me.

Just wondering, should I wait or not? Im not usually a right off the bandwagon guy, so if the news one come out and there stupendous but cost a grand for just the proc, thats not me lol!
Looking at your current CPU, I think you can wait another month for Bulldozer. I have been waiting 4 and half years for something that truly is worth an upgrade.

Dual cores can still mainly run almost anything at high speeds.
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I would always recommend putting together something yourself, as it will be cheaper, so you get more bang for the $$ - if you put up a price point, I'm sure someone on here will be more than happy to throw together some parts in a list that would get best performance for the $$
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You have an i7 920... that’s a nice performing CPU. I would definitely wait until Intel or AMD comes out with something much more substantial then Sandy Bridge.

The next gen of AMD CPU's are supposed to be very powerful, they should be released in June. I would wait to see if the hype is really true regarding these new AMD CPU's. At a minimum, if they match the Intel SB performance we should see Intel bring down their prices.

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Yeah but Ive got a bad batched 920 I think, cant get it past 3.2ghz.

Which is still great. Its just, I dunno, getting my yearly bonus this week and really want a new machine.

Ive got about 5k to spend so.
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