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I have my current sig in my specs below.

My current PC is on 2008 hardware. I'm looking for a new mobo and processor. (I'm waiting for EVGA prices to decrease a little for a new FX card) Should I buy a Phenom II now or wait until bulldozer comes out to upgrade?

Currently my PC plays all my games very well without issue, but I'd like to futureproof a little bit for Battlefield 3 and new titles in 2012.

Looking at: Quad Core Phenom II's, Any ASUS mobo with decent oc'ing capablities and able to jam 16GB of ram into.

I have three sets of G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL from the latest Newegg sale for $45 each set with flash drives included.
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Buy am3+ mobo now and wait on BD,
phenom II's price will drop as they will effectively be EOL(speculation),
then BD or a cheap x6 BE will be yours for the taking.
you can drop your ram in and i assume you can use phenom I's in am3+
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Ahhhh..........

Sandy Bridge is out ???

Anyway, you need to get that AMD notion out of your head.

Grab a 25 or 2600K and be done with it .........

Many will not like this statment, but the preformance simply speaks for itself
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erm BD?
horse before cart mistah...
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At this point, assuming BD is actually buyable next month, I'd wait for BD and see how it stacks up to SB and determine your purchase between SB and BD from there.
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Ahhhh..........

Sandy Bridge is out ???

Anyway, you need to get that AMD notion out of your head.

Grab a 25 or 2600K and be done with it .........

Many will not like this statment, but the preformance simply speaks for itself
I am on a budget, the SB comment was due to lack of caffine and quickly editted to BD.

Intel is too pricey for me. I'm a fan of AMD stuff.

Looking for recommended Phenom II's brah.
    
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I'm on the same boat, I was thinking of doing the following upgrades:

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX
Sapphire AMD Radeon HD6950 2GB 100312SR
Supertalent DDR3 8GB PC-12800 KIT 2 WP160UX8G9
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Then wait for BD to come out and get an 8 core CPU.

What do you all think of these upgrades? I'm also in a budget.
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Looking for recommended Phenom II's brah.
I'm upgrading soon too. What I'm probably going to do is wait till BD comes out, then that will drop the prices of PH IIs down and see how much they are. Or I'll buy on the marketplace here. There are some nice combo deals people sell.

As for PH IIs go the 955 is good.
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Originally Posted by Calipso View Post
I have my current sig in my specs below.

My current PC is on 2008 hardware. I'm looking for a new mobo and processor. (I'm waiting for EVGA prices to decrease a little for a new FX card) Should I buy a Phenom II now or wait until bulldozer comes out to upgrade?
You have made it this long and BF3 is still 70 days away so, Might as well wait another 6 weeks then take another looksy.
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You have made it this long and BF3 is still 70 days away so, Might as well wait another 6 weeks then take another looksy.
Sounds like a good idea.

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Originally Posted by IcyPimpHand View Post
I'm upgrading soon too. What I'm probably going to do is wait till BD comes out, then that will drop the prices of PH IIs down and see how much they are. Or I'll buy on the marketplace here. There are some nice combo deals people sell.

As for PH IIs go the 955 is good.
By the time BD comes out, i'd like to grab Phenom II X4 980 if the price drops enough. From stock 2.6ghz to 3.7ghz sounds good.

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Originally Posted by Icekilla View Post
I'm on the same boat, I was thinking of doing the following upgrades:

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX
Sapphire AMD Radeon HD6950 2GB 100312SR
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Lite-On DVD burner 24X SATA IHAS124-48

Then wait for BD to come out and get an 8 core CPU.

What do you all think of these upgrades? I'm also in a budget.
Why the need for so many cores? My quad core is hardly fully utilized. Once in a while it drains all four (GTA IV) cores. Those with the six cores say they don't get much use out of all of them. Just curious.
    
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