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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.
Price vs Performance.





















Z68 Quick Sync












Edited by BallaTheFeared - 6/8/11 at 12:53pm
    
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wow.....

this thread got a little out of hand.

all i really wanted to know was it a good upgrade....??

ok... there are a lot of people saying go intel and amd.......... but i really think that if i go with that board and the 1050T cpu it will be good for a few months then i can deside to go 1100T or the new version when it gets out.
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1100T isn't really an upgrade over the 1055t. (You overclock right?)

The answer is no, the performance isn't there for Phenom II. It's not a "good" upgrade because it's actually a downgrade in performance.

Edit: What we're trying to say is that for the same price as a Phenom II x6 build you can build a i5-2500k system which is about 40-50% faster than the 1100T. You'll also have to option to go Ivy Bridge when it comes out next year as well. And you don't have to worry about losing money to change out chips in a few months because the i5-2500k is fast enough for everything you want to do.
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Honestly if you have to move to AMD right now just get an Athlon II X4 along with a 990FX mobo and wait for BD.
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thanx for all your input guys... i got a lot to sleep over tonite.

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This is a very interesting thread....I do agree at this time going Intel makes more sense, but I for one find your AMD route very interesting. I would say stick with what you have - except do not invest in an expensive AMD CPU if you are going to switch it out to BD soon. Wish I can do this as well.
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It is a classic discussion and very informative. Many good points were made. Could you have asked for anything better? You do what you want, but just know that we properly informed you. Get a good nights sleep!
 
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i am pretty much set on the combo i posted..... if it does not work out, then i sell up and get something diffrent in the intel range.

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No, it's cool, just get the 990fx board there and you'll be all bulldozer ready... So all you'll have to do is sell the processor you're getting to get the real uprage (BD).
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No, it's cool, just get the 990fx board there and you'll be all bulldozer ready... So all you'll have to do is sell the processor you're getting to get the real uprage (BD).
agreed.

thanx guys. now off to bed and dream of my new board that is comming soon.

ordered the mobo already.... just need to make a dessision on the cpu now.
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