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Guys, please this is not a flame bait thread.

I just really want quick recommendations because I might be able to get a brand new i7 2600k for 280 bucks.

Do you think it's worth it for me to get the i7 now over the similarly priced BD?

I usually just game on my PC.. and I would like to confirm if there is more bias with intel perf wise than AMD.. like Blizzard games?

Is it likely for BD to have a better price/perf when overall platform is considered?

What do you guys think?

I was thinking of getting an i7 2600k and a 100 dollar mobo (preferably a Z or H chipset) and 50-90 usd ram.. I won't be oc-ing for at least a year though or until I have back up budget

For around 500 bucks.. (CPU MoBO RAM) what do you think BD will have over an SB build?
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Nobody knows, but my personal opinion is that BD will either have performance equivalent to SB, or around 10%-20% more. I'd just wait and see how it goes.
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You'll get flamed because no one knows, and were all sick of these threads.
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Originally Posted by Devilmaypoop View Post
Nobody knows, but my personal opinion is that BD will either have performance equivalent to SB, or around 10%-20% more. I'd just wait and see how it goes.
Ah.. Does AMD already spouted a "rosier" future for AM3+? Like how Ivy Bridge was announced to fit into a 1155 socket?

Do you think it's safer to have a 1155 socket for future proofing?
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post #5 of 20
No one knows.
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You'll get flamed because no one knows, and were all sick of these threads.
What does your gut tell you though? Just really curious
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quit trollin OP, no one knows
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by huhh View Post
You'll get flamed because no one knows, and were all sick of these threads.
Well I'll just add my 2 cents.

The i7-2600k is a bit overkill for gaming, the i5-2500k is a better chip if your purpose is gaming (price vs performance wise).

Even if Bulldozer is faster per core (which is what matters for gaming) than SB, SB isn't going to slow down because of that.

With a single 5870 sandy bridge is pretty much overkill, if you had two, or were planning to get more gpu power than it would make more sense.

I am a firm believer in "You only need as much cpu power as is required to push your gpu(s)". What that means is having the fastest cpu in the world and tossing in a gtx 460 isn't the best idea. You should balance your system so that the cpu is fast enough for the gpus, and the gpus are fast enough to push your cpu.

I would recommend against the i7-2600k if your purpose is gaming, and I would wait to upgrade your cpu until you've got more gpu power. I'm not sure if you're bottlenecking with your current first gen phenom, but even if you are it can't be by too much so a cpu upgrade for $280 (plus board and ddr3) is probably going to be slightly disappointing overall unless you find some more gpu power to warrant the upgrade.
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Guys, please this is not a flame bait thread.

I just really want quick recommendations because I might be able to get a brand new i7 2600k for 280 bucks.

Do you think it's worth it for me to get the i7 now over the similarly priced BD?

I usually just game on my PC.. and I would like to confirm if there is more bias with intel perf wise than AMD.. like Blizzard games?

Is it likely for BD to have a better price/perf when overall platform is considered?

What do you guys think?

I was thinking of getting an i7 2600k and a 100 dollar mobo (preferably a Z or H chipset) and 50-90 usd ram.. I won't be oc-ing for at least a year though or until I have back up budget

For around 500 bucks.. (CPU MoBO RAM) what do you think BD will have over an SB build?
Do it. Bulldozer will not be so much better that you shouldn't take that deal.

-From a "AMD guy"
post #10 of 20
BD may well be a worthy counterpart to SB in the desktop market, but its more of a threat in the server market, I guess we will know in a few weeks.
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