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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.
Cannot stress this enough. Buying a thuban is pointless at this point.
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Lol yea don;t do it.

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i am pretty much sold on this setup.

and when BD does come out, i sell the cpu and get a nice BD.... i am sure i will get most of my money for the cpu as it will be almost new when i sell it and i will not OC it as i want to keep its value as high as possible and then also stick it under water to keep the temps nice and low so i can get a good resell value for it

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AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1055T 2.80GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail [HDT55TFBGRBOX] - 120 pounds
Cooler: Corsair A50 CPU Cooler or the H70 that i have in my sig.

i will bring the hdds, gpu psu over
i really think this is good for now
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Don't do it. If you already have your stuff sold, buy a z68 and Sandy Bridge instead of the current AMD stuff. But if I were you, I would hold on to what I have and wait for Intel X79 and Sandy Bridge E this fall.
post #26 of 126
The second BD is available the value of your X6 will drop by half. You won't get your money out of it. Perhaps if you sold very quickly after release as they might be rather hard to find in the begining.

Look at what happened to the value of your Q9650 when the first i7 came out?
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post #27 of 126
If you're a gamer, I don't get why you're even looking at AMD...

Just get a 2500K and appropriate motherboard and memory and you're done. Spend any money saved on the main components by getting a better graphics card. You don't need more than 4 cores
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i am pretty much sold on this setup.

and when BD does come out, i sell the cpu and get a nice BD.... i am sure i will get most of my money for the cpu as it will be almost new when i sell it and i will not OC it as i want to keep its value as high as possible and then also stick it under water to keep the temps nice and low so i can get a good resell value for it



i really think this is good for now


Don't go AMD unless you are going to wait for bulldozer. Sandy Bridge blows away a Phenom II. And even when BD does come out, it will quickly be eclipsed by SB-E
post #29 of 126
Ca't you just stick with what you have? You would be better off with a better GPU and keeping your current CPU. Don't buy AM3+ right now. AMD still hasn't released a benchmark, so you don't even know if it's going to be worth it for games.

It's almost starting to turn into a Phenom I situation, where the performance won't be there until the next revision and by then it's too late.
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Ca't you just stick with what you have? You would be better off with a better GPU and keeping your current CPU. Don't buy AM3+ right now. AMD still hasn't released a benchmark, so you don't even know if it's going to be worth it for games.

It's almost starting to turn into a Phenom I situation, where the performance won't be there until the next revision and by then it's too late.


well my stuff is pretty much sold........ so i need to replace it.

well currently the X6 cpus are ok but, i know they will not be fully utilized unless i fold (what i am planning to do when i get it) or do cad etc.....

yes i agree gamming only uses a max of 4 cores currently but, i know if i do TAB + ALT it will do it... and i can run VM's and it will not lagg on me.


so yes....... ther are good things and bad things and if BD works out to be a POS then i keep the cpu or upgrade to a 1100T

and yes.... the gpu is only a temp one.... if i go with this build i will stick 480's in there
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