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I'v been waiting for a year and a half now to upgrade my mobo, CPU, and ram. and i was hoping for bulldozer to be released tomorrow but it seem that it will be officially delayed to late august-early September. Just so you know my limitations, i cant overclock with this, im getting 100% CPU usage in most games and the stock cooler has decided to whine any where above 3000rpm ( all the time). so should i get a 2500k now an not upgrade till bulldozer E and ivy bridge are last gen or should i wait?
    
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Honestly you will not see a huge performance increase over the 2500k on bulldozer or ivy imo. If you have the funds in your budget now is a good time to upgrade especially if you have a Microcenter around you.
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I am going to wait and see what the performance numbers look like...

if you have made it a year and a half... what's 2 more months
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If you have the funds in your budget now is a good time to upgrade especially if you have a Microcenter around you.
I'm in Canada so its full price intel chips for me
    
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just hang on a tad, i know it is really hard, but better safe then sorry right?
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Personally, id just buy now tbh, id never buy the first line of a brand new range of chips, they're more then likely going to be dodgy, or at least not as good untill a few steppings after initial release. I usually wait about 6 months after a new line of chips are released to buy one so they have most of the kinks out of them.
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buy intel
post #8 of 98
$219, that isn't bad MC is $180 but meh it's worth it.

Are you planning SLI? Or play games like World of Warcraft?

If yes, go... go now... get it.


If no, then meh... probably not worth the price difference between it and the 955. I'd just upgrade to a Phenom II if thats all the gpu power you're planning to have. You'll still bottleneck a bit but it won't be horrid like it was when the asus guy tried to run quad sli on a 1100T.

The thing to remember with the "waiters" is that even if bulldozer is faster, you'll have at least had your i5-2500k for several months already. Not only that, even in the off chance that bulldozer is anywhere near the level of the i5-2500k in gaming, the i5-2500k won't be slow. So unless you're planning quad SLI, there is NO reason to wait.
    
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now, NOW!
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I'm in same boat, I told a guy I was selling my system late June...Either get SB or wait BD... I guess I'll use my Asus G73 until BD.
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