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Ivy Bridge isn't Sandy Bridge at all. It uses the new 3D transistors technology. It's rumored to use the same socket but it is not the same.
The basic architecture is identical. It is the same. Just because they implement new technologies to be able to manage the shrink (and lower power consumption) does not make it a new architecture.

Banker: Wait until Bulldozer and SB-E (socket 2011 Intel) is released. See which is more powerful/for the money/least power consuming. Make your choice.
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Fixed that for you.
Ouch, thank you, that was a painful mistake on my part, heh.
    
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I wouldn't even consider getting a Phenom II X6 at this point.
It's kinda lucky I didn't have the money at the end of last year to upgrade, was considering a 1075, but it wouldn't make a smidgen of difference in what I do, with the exception of the occasional rendering and video encoding.
Now though, I'da been upgrading, then upgrading again, with a completely refined and new architecture being released by AMD next month, a little longer won't hurt.

If you can wait 6 months or more, you're even luckier. BD will be getting it's revisions and as stated, Intel will have their revisions of SB and you can probably expect some sorta price drops, even if minor.

Right now though, the 2500k is where it's at in my honest opinion. Have planned a mate's build with one, and to be honest, I've been really tempted to go with one for myself.
I'll see what kinda price and performance the FX's bring before I decide though, I am an AMD man at heart, have been since I first heard about them in the 90's, and since my Uncle made a K5/K6 rig.

I need to upgrade this summer for BF3, if you can wait, you've got plenty of time to see what both parties bring, reviews from sites, aswell as the ones here at home, and first-hand experience from our other members.

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When would be the best time to build a computer between now to the end of 2012?
There is no best time, the technology is constantly evolving and nothing can be predicted precisely. The only best time is the past, you can look back and say "that would've been the best time to get that", but let's face it; If you could go back in time, you wouldn't do it just to get a good gaming rig.

Ultimately it depends how urgent your need or desire is for a better rig, what newer games you'll be playing other than CS:S.
Ideally for the second batch of this years processors, the best time would probably be around end of Summer/ early Autumn in my opinion.
The problem is, there'll always be "next year there's this", and so on. Next thing you'll be 80 years old and never played games on anything but your laptop, screaming while it lags so hard your false teeth clatter on the nano-tech "embedded into any surface you want" holo-keyboard.
 
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post #24 of 26
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If the bulldozer is a good money for power buy, im getting one, amd have always had great prices compared to Intel IMO. but i, jsut a die hard fan of AMD, i believe they run well with ATI lot better, but if u have the money.
How can you say that when we know absolutely nothing about how well Bulldozer will perform?
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Iceman23 View Post
How can you say that when we know absolutely nothing about how well Bulldozer will perform?
He said "if".

OT: If you're building a PC right now, don't go AMD. You will be deceived.
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Originally Posted by iWantACookie View Post
He said "if".

OT: If you're building a PC right now, don't go AMD. You will be deceived.
My mistake.
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