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Well guys, with BD releasing later this year, now I'm not sure what to do. I was waiting to build my PC in June so that I could use BD, but now that isn't going to work out. BD won't be out by the time I'm going to need my PC.

So now I have 2 options.

I can get a cheap Phenom II, and just OC it with an AM3+ Motherboard. Phenom II is still good today, not very many games that will be held back by it, and then I can do a simple upgrade to probably enhanced Bulldozer(or whatever its called.) since I'm sure AM3+ will still be supported.

or I can go Sandy Bridge, knowing that I have one of the best processors, paying a little bit more, but having to go intel(again)

Since I'm on a budget of $1500 for an entire full system(tower+ the monitor/keyboard etc.), if I go Phenom I would have extra money to use on something else like maybe an SSD, but Sandy Bridge I know that I'll get a great cpu.......although Intel's support for sockets seems iffy, and I don't really want to buy a new mobo all the time.

So basically........yea I can't make up my mind.
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Go with SB..That's what I did..You will never regret it..Trust me..
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Go with SB..That's what I did..You will never regret it..Trust me..
I am also very pleased with SB.
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Just go get cryogenically frozen for a few months, Should be out by then.

If you get the Phenom II, Just deal with it for a while, It won't slow you down. Maybe you can even wait for 2nd gen bulldozer or an Ivy Bridge.
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I just can't make up my mind.
A Phenom II 955 is $114 right now, that's very cheap.

But SB performance.....oh AMD why couldn't you bring out BD
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