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I'm looking into overhauling my current main system beginning with a CPU/MOBO/MEM combination overhaul. However I am currently at a Crossroads. I want to wait for Bulldozer however the B0 results were somewhat disappointing and the fact their Launch has been postponed for 2-3 Months leaves me somewhat disappointed and impatient. Here is where my Crossroads dilemma leaves me and that presents the following options:

1. Wait for Bulldozer and go with a 16Gb Vengeance DDR3-1600/Crosshair V Formula and FX-8150P.
2. Wait for Sandy Bridge Enthusiast.
3. Proceed with a 2600K/Maximus IV Extreme/16Gb Vengeance DDR3-1600

I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts and discussion on this matter.
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I would get a new video card and keep your current setup. There will be no noticeable difference between what you have now and SB or BD
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I would get a new video card and keep your current setup. There will be no noticeable difference between what you have now and SB or BD
That will also be part of the Overhaul process but in a different IOC capability/phase.
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That will also be part of the Overhaul process but in a different IOC capability/phase.
Why do you want a new CPU and mobo if you don't mind me asking? Because your current CPU will be within 5 FPS to a 2600k for any game. Are your reasons for wanting to upgrade/sidegrade not performance related?
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I would get a new video card and keep your current setup. There will be no noticeable difference between what you have now and SB or BD
This.

Your CPU is still a beast and even with the release of SB and BD it will remain so for a while yet.

Maybe if you really want to upgrade you could get a i7 970 and a 6990, those 4870X2's can't be kind on your power bill!
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Why 16gb of RAM? You are just going to limit your overclock.

-IB is a long way out, forget it.
-We don't know how BD will do, don't wait it probably won't be fantastic (re-branded chipset fail)
-SnB seems like your best option.
 
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And if you really want to upgrade, wait for Ivy. This will, of course, only improve on SB, and if the gains are strong, it might be the right time for you to upgrade.

Hardware really is a waiting game... How long can you wait? There's always something better and/or cheaper around the corner.
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This.

Your CPU is still a beast and even with the release of SB and BD it will remain so for a while yet.

Maybe if you really want to upgrade you could get a i7 970 and a 6990, those 4870X2's can't be kind on your power bill!
I was hoping to get the i7 970 however it was sold out way too fast on Retail Edge. However The 2600K is still available on Retail Edge.

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