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If you're getting it all soon, I'd personally go for a 2500k/2600k. I have no idea how well Bulldozer will do, but AMD has yet to catch up performance-wise to Intel's LAST generation of processors (the Phenom 980 3.7GHz and Phenom 1100t 3.3GHz lose in most benchmarks to an i5 760 2.8GHz), so I doubt BD will be able to compete with Sandy Bridge/SB-E.
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I know I'll be wanting a new chip in a few months, and without an expensive board swap I'll be stuck with AM3 for a while to come, so a used Thuban looks like a good option to me, when that time comes. So there is a ready market for AMD upgraders when BD is out and Levo can shift.


i will keep this is mind... when i want to sell up and do the next move.


but currently this setup is going to cost less than the i5 setup by almost half the price... then that gives me the extra cash for the water kit and or gpus
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This is a pet peeve of mine. This may or may not be true, but just writing "its well known by many people" does NOT substitute for proof. Link to some proof if you are going to make a claim like that.
They've been out for years, years... There is no reason this should be news to anyone.
    
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Its well known by many that clock for clock the Q9550 is as fast or faster than Phenom II.
Obviously,6MB of cache for 6 cores,vs 12MB of cache for 2 dual cores stuck together.
If he wants a AMD system to be ready for BD,he won't notice a difference going to a 1055T,the 1055T is more efficient and isn't a space heater like a C2Q. However,why a 1055T? A dual core PHII will do until BD is officially released.
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thanx for the info.

the cards will be going under water. i have already started to customize the case it is going to be going into.

also i do not have a q9550, i have a q9650. and it is stable at 3.6 for my 24/7 OC.


also my stuff is pretty much sold.... i am just waiting on payment so i will need to replace it when the stuff is gone.......

also i am admiting it, i am not pacient at all. it must be done now and not later een if it means i am at a loss.
Sounds like the 1055T and a 990FX board is your best bet, if you're dead set to folding. Otherwise, a Phenom II 955 is a good placeholder for an AM3+ CPU, or take your chance at a 555 dual core (I think it has the highest chances of unlocking).

I can see why you'd like to upgrade to AMD instead of Intel - Intel changes their sockets all the damn time. Or perhaps you're not a fan of their business practices.
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They've been out for years, years... There is no reason this should be news to anyone.
A q9550 is about as fast a i7 920,yet the i7 is more efficient and overclocks better...your point?
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I think its funny people here actually honestly believe Intel chips run hotter because of the different placement of the diode between the two manufactures.

So either Intel chips can run nearly 30C hotter, or the readings are coming from two different places.

Before you try to figure that out Heavy, remember both have nearly the same Tcase temp of around 70C.

I think buying two chips for one upgrade is a bad idea either way but it doesn't really matter. I have no idea what the prices are in Europe, but if you can get a crosshair V ($210+) and 1055t ($160+) for half the price of an i5 rig then I'd go for it. Just glad we don't have those price schemes here in America.

A Q9550 is slower than a 1156 i5, I dunno what you're talking about at all.
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This is a downgrade IMO.
Stay with intel.
AMD Phenoms crap and concidering that they are releasing a new product in a few weeks, I'd just wait.

I'd change my graphic card before your old but yet powerful C2Q.
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Disregard all the trolls telling you to keep your Intel CPU,which you clearly stated is already sold.Going AMD will give you more bang for the buck in the end,due to their superior socket compatibility.I would have rec. going with 990FX board and using either a Phenom II dual core or an Athlon II X3 like mine,then get BD when it's out.Either way you get prepared for BD and you have a little fun putting together and maximizing a new system.Only thing I would suggest is grabbing a black edition if you can for the increased IMC performance,which matters alot when overclocking on Phenoms.Enjoy.
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i will keep this is mind... when i want to sell up and do the next move.


but currently this setup is going to cost less than the i5 setup by almost half the price... then that gives me the extra cash for the water kit and or gpus
This is what I figured would be another reason for your decision. 1155 would be a concession of no water and no new GPU, which if you sold your GPU, it is needed. Water, not so much right now.

Like I said before, you are probably getting more money out of your existing hardware now than when a flurry of other people start putting their parts on the marketplace when BD comes out. Over-Supply and Under-Demand.

I give you a for standing behind your decisions and keeping yourself calm and collected despite all these folks telling you that you are making the wrong move. 1155 is better but out of reach, so AM3+ makes complete sense all around.
 
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