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AM3+ boards will be hitting the retailers in the next month or 2, get one of those instead, which will allow you to go to BullDozer when that ships. Buying AM3 new now is a mistake when the new socket is starting to ship. AM3+ will accept the AM3 chip you listed, plus allow you to put in Bulldozer later.
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ok.... so i can not wait 3 months with no pc... that is just asking for suicidal things tro happen... i can not last 8 hours with out playing games.


so maybe i must just get a am3 board that can be flashed to take the BD cpus and go that route??
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Q9550 is faster.
Not sure if serious?
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There are AM3+ Boards on the market allready, newegg has stock of them.

Grab a 990FX chipset board and get a cheap Phenom II dual core, unlock it to a quad and wait it out until BD.

That in my opinion would be the best plan of action.

-edit.

didn't realise you are in the UK.

Overclockers.co.uk have a deal on a Crosshair IV Formula for £130 at the moment. Grab that and whack a BD chip in it when they drop. There are no 990 chipset boards released over here yet.

-editedit

Overclockers are taking Preorders for Asus and Gigabyte AM3+ boards, but no ETA on arrival.
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Some top end AM3 boards can be flashed to AM3+ compatibility, but it's not supported by AMD. If you look hard, you may well be able to find some of the first AM3+ boards in retail now, Gigabyte started shipping boards last month. Look for a black CPU socket instead of a white one. Go to a retailer in person, one that will let you look inside before buying.

Edit: Neither Scan nor Novatech are listing AM3+ boards yet, but Aria is here and here
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i am looking at this then to stick into my rig

Asus Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard - 190 pound

AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1055T 2.80GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail [HDT55TFBGRBOX] - 120 pounds
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i am looking at this then to stick into my rig

Asus Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard - 190 pound

AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1055T 2.80GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail [HDT55TFBGRBOX] - 120 pounds
Please do not waste your money on a x6 with the BD release so close.

Buy a cheap Phenom II dual core, unlock it to a quad and pick up a bulldozer chip on release.

You will not regret doing that, 2-3 months down the line you will regret buying a Thuban.
     
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This is a discussion about an AMD-based rig.

Moved to the AMD section.
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I do agree, the x6 is a waste right now. Go for an x2 and unlock it or an x4 on an AM3+ board, save the spare cash for a BD when it comes out.

Edit: The CHV isn't shipped yet, it's listed as pre-order on Aria remember, but it will soon(tm), but it will kick arse in a big way.
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This is a discussion about an AMD-based rig.

Moved to the AMD section.


cheers.....

i was not ot sure what section it was supposed to be in
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