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just buy a 955BE for now. Save you the money because they dropped in price again and it will just be a socket upgrade into BD. Other than that, CH V is great and use the H70 as it is much superior to the A50. If you really want an A50 i can sell you one for shipping costs. They are really cheap...
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get an intel build. core i5 2500k is your best bet atm. i wouldn't buy amd. bulldozer is just right around the corner. if you're gonna be pc-less then buy the intel one. at least your getting a monster cpu already. and this is coming from a guy with a 1090t

h70 is better
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
It's already been confirmed by Intel that Ivy Bridge mainstream will be on current 1155 boards.

There is no BDe, there is SBe, but no BDe, all versions of bulldozer will be for mainstream. Only Intel has a enthusiast socket.

I can however tell you right now, going with a 1055t or 1090t and then grabbing a BD chip is a few months will cost quite a bit more than just going with SB now.
You'll have to get a new board to get the "extra features" that IB will have.
"BD-E" is the second revision of BD with a improved stepping,etc. Llano is mainstream. BD is mainstream/high end. I never said "enthusiast". However we'll only know for a fact when it is released.

Which is exactly why I said go with a PH II X2 instead of a 1055T,even though a 1055T doesn't cost much more. Not everyone has a microcenter to get a dirt cheap 2500K.
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You'll have to get a new board to get the "extra features" that IB will have.
"BD-E" is the second revision of BD with a improved stepping,etc. Llano is mainstream. BD is mainstream/high end. I never said "enthusiast". However we'll only know for a fact when it is released.

Which is exactly why I said go with a PH II X2 instead of a 1055T,even though a 1055T doesn't cost much more. Not everyone has a microcenter to get a dirt cheap 2500K.
What extra features? It's a die shrink of Sandy Bridge, its not a new architecture.

22nm and 3D Tri-Gate transistors are what IB brings, which is increase performance, improved power management, and higher overclocking.

I googled "BD-E" and was not able to get any hits for that, could you provide a link?

I've already linked several euro prices and the Intel build would provide about 40% more PPD than a 1090T while costing less overall thus providing greater price vs performance without having to sell the new chip in a few months at a loss to obtain something with more desirable performance.
    
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i say wait for bulldozer.
or just get a 1055 or 1090T.
    
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i5-2500k + Z68 Pro = £321.97

1090t + Crosshair V = £339.97

1055t + Crosshair V = £314.97

565 + Crosshair V = £275.98 + the loss of retail value when selling the 565 + the cost of a bulldozer cpu.
    
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This is not even a sidegrade, but a downgrade, since a q9550 performs better in gaming and has more OC potential, not to mention you will never get the price you are asking or it.
    
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i say wait for bulldozer.
or just get a 1055 or 1090T.
Exactly. He's already set on on going AMD for the BD upgrade,which the intel people seem to have missed.
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You wouldn't let your friend drive drunk would you?

Same principle is at play here, its a bad choice from performance to pricing, all around its a bad choice.
    
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