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Little extra? Going for an SB build would cost twice the amount this one does. Unless you're talking about i3 2100 though..

Depends where you live

I would rather spend twice the amount than watch the guy blow hundreds of euros for little to no performance increase over what he already has
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Wowoowoowowow, dont post comments up that fast. I'll still need to be able to read them comment-by-comment. Im getting old already xD
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post #13 of 30
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If you can spend a little bit more buy an am3+ motherboard so u have an upgrade path in the future.
if you're dead set on upgrading now, then do this.

you can pop in a cheap Phenom II on an AM3+ board if money is tight, then, when you're ready, replace the Phenom with a Bulldozer chip.

if you can wait slightly longer and spend a little more (the chip is suspected to be $190 american) then wait for Bulldozer this summer and grab the quad core FX.

good luck!
Edited by nicodemus - 6/8/11 at 1:09pm
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Yes, quite good option Nicodemus

Any cheap AM3+ motherboard name though?
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post #15 of 30
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Yes, quite good option Nicodemus

Any cheap AM3+ motherboard name though?
personally, i'd hold out just a little bit longer for the 900 chipsets, which were recently released but aren't at retail yet.

if you want one of the older chipsets, you can try taking a look at these for reference:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=1&name=AM3%2b

just hold on a little bit longer. =) we're almost there! =D
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O____O CANT WAIT xD
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Holy mother of mercy Asus M5A88-V EVO AM3+ IS ONLY 100EUROS IN HOLLAND
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Holy mother of mercy Asus M5A88-V EVO AM3+ IS ONLY 100EUROS IN HOLLAND
How does the am3+ board compare to a 1155 p67 board price wise in holland?
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Is your Q8200 at stock?

If you can't overclock it to at least 3.8GHz the Phenom II would provide a slight performance increase.
Be aware ,BallaTheFeared recommends here a Phenom 2.This should be adnotated somewhere.
   
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At the risk of sounding a bit... 'snippy' - I love it when I read things like "Twice the performance" but can never seem to find any benchmarks that show 2x scores in score-based benchmarks or 2x fps in fps based benchmarks...

As for my opinion on the matter: I recently (about 5 days ago) jumped from a E8400 to the Phenom II x6 listed in my system below. I've had no complaints. Nothing was particularly wrong with the Core2Duo, but it had been a while since an upgrade and I was able to get a good price on the system. Even though the mega enthusiasts () here will suggest many different things based on their own bias (and I will do the same right now~), I don't see a problem with the upgrade you are considering.

I like the idea of more RAM... I really like the idea of a better motherboard with USB3 -- But honestly, I don't see any show-stoppers in your upgrade plan. - especially if the price is right~

Good Luck and Best Wishes with whatever you decide.
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