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hi guys im hoping to do a new pc build this year
im looking for a chip and board that is as good as or beter than an i7 920 setup
it will be used for gaming and its gott to be quade cor unless its worth the extra expens off going hexacore
i choose the i7 920 as an example cause my current chip when overclocked has a better benchmark than a standard 17 920
the chips im interested in at the moment are the 970 or 975 i dont now what motherboards i should be looking for ie whats the best chipset
wahts the recent news on bulldozer/bobcat?
    
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Wait til bulldozer, It's supposed to be out in Q2, so before the summer.

If you wanted to make a build right now, the only thing that would get you close to the 920 would be at least a 1055t.
 
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I have a i7-970 and it runs fine without overclock at all. If you want more room to overclock then you'd probably go for the 975. If you are interested in a nice intel mobo for your future build, I have a almost new DX58SO motherboard for sale that I am currently using. Its the revise one, so sata cables are now 90 degress. GL.
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Wait til bulldozer, It's supposed to be out in Q2, so before the summer.

If you wanted to make a build right now, the only thing that would get you close to the 920 would be at least a 1055t.

The 920 spanks the 1055T in real world performance and most non super-threaded benchmarks.
 
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ill can whait a few mounths for bulldozer and see the benchmark comparisons plus i can save a bit more money
    
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Yup I would wait till Bulldozer comes out to see how things fair. From there you can decide if you still want to go with AMD, but perhaps Intel will be the route you want to go. Either way, if you can, I would wait.
    
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If you're looking for an AMD CPU as fast as an i7, then you should wait for Bulldozer.

AMD currently has no CPU's to compete with the current's Intel i7 processors.

Wait for Bulldozer. thumb.gif
    
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i dont whant to go intel this time cause thiere so expensive plus they keep changing socket every year or too ie when bulldozer comes out get decent board first and if i cant afford bulldozer chip put a cheap chip into it untill i can
    
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Even if you don't get a bulldozer, the rest of the AMD lineup will be cheaper by then too.
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