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I want to upgrade to sandy. but looking at the 990fx motherboards..they look yummy plus they're really cheap for the high end boards

im not a gamer so my rig would be like this..

i72600k/i5 2500k
motherboard z68? or normal? idk
8gb 1866 memory
1 x 60gb crucial ssd + 1tb f3
graphics card? currently on gtx 460

or buy a 990x board and hope for the best?
also if i bought a 990x board now should i stick a cheap amd cpu in for now? untill bulldozer comes out?
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post #2 of 12
You use it for just light use? No encoding or anything else intensive?
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i have many programs open at once and windows
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post #4 of 12
Well that doesn't really say much. But I just glanced at your sig rig and you got no reason to upgrade other than wanting to. It actually sounds like you could downgrade and not see a difference.
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my current sig is sold but now im using an i7 950, ive had amd x4s they feel slower than my current rig.. just want somthing new and fast.. new tech
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Not a gamer, and you want gamer/editing grade products.... Not sure if serious...
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i do some vegas now and then.. but i dont game.. i just like multitasking though like a zillion programs open at once
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post #9 of 12
You really don't need that hardware...but why would you wait? You can always wait for something new and better. As soon as a new, cutting edge technology is released, an even better one is close behind it.
    
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If you're not desperate, I'd wait to see what BD has to offer. If you don't mind buying now and then later again if BD seems like fun, then get SB. I'm not the biggest fan of SB, although I know that it performs well. I even own SB and have owned like 4 SB boards and close to 10 cpu's. I really want BD to be good if not great.

But waiting for something new never gets you anything. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and buy something.
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