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So I could use some advice -- mainly a gaming machine. Was going to go for the i5 2500k, but I can not bring myself to spend 220+ on a processor, no matter what.

So, which processor/mobo build do y'all suggest? Also, any word on whether or not BD will work with this gen chipset?
post #2 of 18
What is your max budget for cpu and mobo?

From my understanding, most motherboards that are not am3+ will be getting a BIOS update to make it compatible with bulldozer.
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Preferably under 400 -- my i5 setup was $450 combined, so under that without losing a lot of performance.
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Do you only want the CPU and motherboard or are you looking for a complete system under $400?
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In all honesty, I'd wait for Bulldozer.
Yeah, that's why I was asking about compatibility. Any official release dates on BD? I saw June 7th, is that still reliable?

Won't get the money till probably June 14th or so to do my build anyways. I'm just impatient
post #6 of 18
With that price range, if your only looking to buy a new cpu and mobo i would wait until bulldozer is released. with that you could most likely buy the quad core and a decent motherboard or a x6 and a cheap motherbard
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Yeah, that's why I was asking about compatibility. Any official release dates on BD? I saw June 7th, is that still reliable?

Won't get the money till probably June 14th or so to do my build anyways. I'm just impatient
Bah you got my post before I edited it

If you're looking for only the CPU and motherboard, you can pick up a brand new i5 760 and motherboard for that. They are still very good processors for the money and OC to 4ghz easily.

Or there's even combo deals with the i5 2500k where you can get a motherboard and CPU for under $400.
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post #8 of 18
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I'm a beggar and a chooser, it's gotten me into a lot of binds while I've been trying to figure out my whole build .

I was actually thinking of getting an i7 9xx strictly due to the LGA mobos being much more reliable/stable etc. Also, the x16/x16 that's only on the SUPER high end 1155's.

Gah, I guess at this point it'll come down to the BD vs. SB battle whenever it's released.

Besides, I'm running on a stock Gateway from Best Buy right now, I think even things that look awful to most would be a HUGE upgrade, haha. Friggin' Lynnfield i7.. /cry
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I would go with this for a main board. It's AM3 and AM3+ compatible.
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I'm a beggar and a chooser, it's gotten me into a lot of binds while I've been trying to figure out my whole build .

I was actually thinking of getting an i7 9xx strictly due to the LGA mobos being much more reliable/stable etc. Also, the x16/x16 that's only on the SUPER high end 1155's.

Gah, I guess at this point it'll come down to the BD vs. SB battle whenever it's released.

Besides, I'm running on a stock Gateway from Best Buy right now, I think even things that look awful to most would be a HUGE upgrade, haha. Friggin' Lynnfield i7.. /cry
I'd only get the i7 9xx series if you can buy one used and cheap. Sandy Bridge outperforms it. Also there's no real benefit in x16/x16 over x8/x8 SLI/Crossfire.

And the Lynnfield i7's are as good as the Bloomfield ones.

What is your current rig?
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