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post #11 of 98
Assuming that Bulldozer will be an improvement over its Sandy Bridge equivalent, I highly doubt the differences in performance will be anything to have buyer's remorse over.

Buy now. Be happy.
 
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post #12 of 98
Just buy now, at most BD will best SB by 5-10%, moreso in multithreaded apps. For gaming, there's really no reason to wait.
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Originally Posted by Iceman23;13773407 
Just buy now, at most BD will best SB by 5-10%, moreso in multithreaded apps. For gaming, there's really no reason to wait.

Moar corez!
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post #14 of 98
Consider your needs, do you need to have a better computer now? If yes, then go for it (or maybe 2600K). If you can still hang on, try to wait for a bit
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I can tell you from experiance that the 2500K is an amazing CPU. Mine is currently OCed to 4.4GHz and I'm not done tuning it yet. My temps are only in the 50s under load, I had it running at 75C under load on the stock cooler at 4.1GHz, now that I've thrown a Hyper 212+ on it, it should be able to get up around 4.8 w/out any issues.

IMO, I'd go witht he 2500K. Like Asmodean said, its never a good idea to buy a new chip until they've had time to work the bugs out of it. The 2500K has already had the bugs worked out and is definately the best value on the market right now.
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post #16 of 98
BD might be released late July or early August.
I think waiting another 2 months or so won't hurt.
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Originally Posted by WonderMutt;13773455 
I can tell you from experiance that the 2500K is an amazing CPU. Mine is currently OCed to 4.4GHz and I'm not done tuning it yet. My temps are only in the 50s under load, I had it running at 75C under load on the stock cooler at 4.1GHz, now that I've thrown a Hyper 212+ on it, it should be able to get up around 4.8 w/out any issues.

IMO, I'd go witht he 2500K. Like Asmodean said, its never a good idea to buy a new chip until they've had time to work the bugs out of it. The 2500K has already had the bugs worked out and is definately the best value on the market right now.

The degradation bug is still around sozo.gif
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The degradation bug is still around
All chips seem to degrade but it seems that sandy bridge degrades more significantly faster right?
    
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wait for zambezi
    
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post #20 of 98
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
$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.
Don't know where people get the idea that a 955 bottlenecks a high-end GPU, my gpu usage in every game i have (including WoW) is 100%, CPU usage is ~50%, my gpu is obviously not bottlenecked by my 955.
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