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so atm I'm torn, I have 3 options:
(A) use the E6700 till release of bulldozer
(B) buy a 990FX board and a cheap CPU to hold me over till bulldozer
(C) buy sandybridge right now and don't wait at all.

I ordered RAM today for my next build
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231435

I have 2x5870's as well and cant use the 2nd one on my current board so its just collecting dust right now so I really dont want to use this setup longer than I have to because I miss using my 2nd card.

what should I do? if I went with option B, when are they even releasing in the USA? any ideas?

I sold my 1090t setup last month in anticipation for bulldozer.
Edited by gooface - 6/1/11 at 12:00am
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Just get the sandybridge, you can argue waiting till you're old and dusty. You should get what you can now IMO. There will ALWAYS be "........." just around the corner
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Originally Posted by gooface View Post
so atm I'm torn, I have 3 options:
(A) use the E6700 till release of bulldozer
(B) buy a 990FX board and a cheap CPU to hold me over till bulldozer
(C) buy sandybridge right now and don't wait at all.

I have 2x5870's as well and cant use the 2nd one on my current board so its just collecting dust right now so I really dont want to use this setup longer than I have to because I miss using my 2nd card.

what should I do? if I went with option B, when are they even releasing in the USA? any ideas?

I sold my 1090t setup last month in anticipation for bulldozer.
Why'd you sell the 1090T? If I were you, I would've sold the Core 2 Duo build instead. That said, I'd go for either option A or C. We already know what Sandy Bridge's performance is like so if you're itching to use that second HD 5870 right now, there's nothing wrong going with Sandy Bridge.

However, if you can hold off, it's worth waiting to see what Bulldozer brings to the table. By the time 990FX boards become available stateside, I reckon we'd see Bulldozer processors on sale, too.
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Why'd you sell the 1090T? If I were you, I would've sold the Core 2 Duo build instead. That said, I'd go for either option A or C. We already know what Sandy Bridge's performance is like so if you're itching to use that second HD 5870 right now, there's nothing wrong going with Sandy Bridge.

However, if you can hold off, it's worth waiting to see what Bulldozer brings to the table. By the time 990FX boards become available stateside, I reckon we'd see Bulldozer processors on sale, too.
I sold the 1090t because I thought the value would go down fast on it because I thought bulldozer was just around the corner. the Core 2 Duo setup was free, the motherboard and RAM arent mine, the CPU was a gift.
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post #5 of 23
Option A because when BD is released...you'll buy a new cpu to go with a new mobo.

I wouldn't buy a 990fx board and get a cheap cpu as a place holder..

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Option C if you don't feel like waiting, otherwise Option A.
    
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post #7 of 23
Either A or C

BD seems a good ways off, if you want to wait, it will only make SB cheaper, if you don't want to wait, 2600K is no slouch
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Go with option 1. Your cpu at 3.5ghz is fine for now. If you really want bulldozer just wait for it. It's not gonna hurt to wait a few months and to all those people telling you to just go for SB, even when bulldozer comes out SB is still an option so why not just wait so you can choose.
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Option A, but when Bulldozer releases you should evaluate Sandy Bridge vs Bulldozer and pick the right platform.

If legit benchmarks start leaking of Bulldozer soon and they are good, definitely go option B. The 990FX should be hitting shelves within a week or two tops.
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post #10 of 23
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Go with option 1. Your cpu at 3.5ghz is fine for now. If you really want bulldozer just wait for it. It's not gonna hurt to wait a few months and to all those people telling you to just go for SB, even when bulldozer comes out SB is still an option so why not just wait so you can choose.
the part that makes this most difficult is I was using a 1090t just a month a ago with crossfired 5870's and I loved the performance I had, but I knew it was time to change the CPU out soon so I sold it all for $400 (CPU, RAM, MOBO)

Then my father lent me this board im currently using and some RAM to go along with it, then my friend gave me this CPU (and it overclocked well IMHO)

It just would be easier if I had a board that supported crossfire, thats why I listed option B, but if I buy into bulldozer I would be sorta locked in if I did that, I just want to see some legit numbers, and benchmarks, or more info released by AMD at E3 (if its still confirmed that they are going to be there)

edit: so the chips wont be out for another 60-90 days? uh I dont think I can wait that long tbh.
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