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i5 2500K vs waiting for FX-8150?

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I heard that the FX-8150 is going to be about $300, but is it worth waiting for it and spending the extra money? I would be using it with a HD 6950? Also how much would the motherboards cost, as the motherboards I was looking at getting for an i5 are at about £120.
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look, it all depends what do u really want... post ur specs and we'll see...
also, depends on what are you doing on ur pc, games, video editing... etc...
and also, new amd is not relised yet so basiclly we dont know how it would be compared to i5..
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Yeah, It's a pretty hard decision for sure. The bulldozer could be so much better than the 2500k it wont even be a comparison. Though, it also might get released and end up being worse.

I would put my money on them being pretty similar tbh. Its a hard choice for sure though. Only bonus for the 2500k is that we all know its a totally solid chip. Bulldozer might get released and be buggy, or quirky, who knows...
    
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post #4 of 52
Get 2500k now and be totally satisfied with a little envy when a better CPU comes out.

Suffer through the old slow PC and enjoy the latest and greatest(maybe) for more money.

Hard decision; they both have negatives.

If you don't care about your e-peen get a 2500k.
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The bulldozer could be so much better than the 2500k it wont even be a comparison.


If that were even remotely possible they wouldn't have delayed it for a new stepping.
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If that were even remotely possible they wouldn't have delayed it for a new stepping.
For sure. It's totally unlikely. But then again, anything's possible. If I were the CEO, It would be my opinion that 'It better freaking blow away a chip that came out almost a year ago.'
    
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post #7 of 52
In all likelihood the bulldozer chip will win in programs that use more than 4 threads (go figure) and the cpus will butt heads with programs using up to 4 cores. They will probably clock about the same and will give similar performance in games.
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For sure. It's totally unlikely. But then again, anything's possible. If I were the CEO, It would be my opinion that 'It better freaking blow away a chip that came out last year.'
What are your plans when your fired or you quit??

OP just get the 2500k for now and if your not satisfied with it change.
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What are your plans when your fired or you quit??
Cry?
    
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post #10 of 52
ive ordered my i5 yesterday, so i have no regrets over not getting amd...
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