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Hello everyone. I am a long time reader of this forum but only recently( today ) joined..

I have a very old 775 based pc and i am looking for an upgrade so AMD came right into my mind. But I am in a dilemma. I have the possibility of buying now a CH IV and cpu and ram for it BUT I was wondering if it worth it to wait for a 990fx board and upgrade right for bulldozer.
The only downside is if I buy a 990fx I am going to have to buy a cheap processor and buy a decent one later in the year.

Thank you all in advance

PS: Sorry if my english isn´t perfect
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post #2 of 7
Definitely you should wait, BD is performance unknow and SB offer better performance right now.
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post #3 of 7
Dang man... If you are going to wait you might as well wait for Ivy Bridge. With all the delayments for the BD it will pretty much launch at the time as Ivy bridge.

IMO BD will be equal to Sandy Bridge.... So IMHO waiting will be a loose! I'm not intell fanboy. My last rig was AMD based.
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775 is not that old friend, still using a couple myself. Try and tough it out, but their are NO OFFICIAL benchmarks for bulldozer or Ivy as of yet.
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post #5 of 7
id wait for BD or IVY if you have the budget for new technology, I just built a new rig because I know I couldnt afford all the new chips right when they come out so i'll upgrade again down the road when the price drops on bd/ivy a bit
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775 is not that old friend, still using a couple myself. Try and tough it out, but their are NO OFFICIAL benchmarks for bulldozer or Ivy as of yet.
I guess your right but my mobo is one of the worst so overclocking to me is limited to stock voltages

So 1155 or am3/am3+.. Is there one more futureproof than the other? I now intel isn't going to release 6 cores to 1155 so are they so good that intel passes that generation ahed?

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Current SB CPUs are better that 1156 and some 1366 CPUs.
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