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Ivy Bridge is supposed to be 2011 socket. No?

Also, in high Res, gaming is GPU dependant, not CPU (in almost all cases, excluding RTS). So AMD or Intel is good enough. My 1055t does not go above 60% in all my games, while my 6970 goes to 100%. I never seem to have any issues playing games with my system.

So please, just refrain from going bonkers because he chose AMD. You can always give suggestions that could try to convince him to go with Intel.

@ OP

That is a pretty sweet system you have there. Suggestion is to overclock that beast (just for the fun) and enjoy playing your games! What monitor you going to use? What resolution you going to play at?
IB will be LGA1155.

Yes games are generally GPU dependent. Too bad every Phenom II bottlenecks high-end dual GPU setups.
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Obviously the issue here is that the motherboard is so expensive. If Bulldozer turns out to be amazing, pairing it with a killer board like that would be justified. However, hoping for that and buying a $150 (USD) board to go with a $130 processor isn't all that brilliant. At that point you're talking i3-2100 performance for many uses, and most reasonable people wouldn't pair an i3 with a $150 board. They'd choose a decent, inexpensive board and an i5 like you mentioned.

I guess my overall issue with just going i5-2300/2400 now is that you'd be getting a less-than-amazing motherboard in exchange for the substantial CPU performance increase. The best thing certainly would be to wait and see how things settle after BD launches, and then choose a brand.
Agreed. It would be really stupid to get a $170 motherboard if SB still outperforms BD which is very possible. Not to mention the inevitable price drops.
    
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Why U12P instead of the much better NH-D14? They cost the same

Also, if you don't need this computer absolutely now (and you want to stick with AMD) then I suggest waiting for Bulldozer. It's not exactly cost effective to build a Phenom II system now and then replace the CPU with a Bulldozer chip a few months later.

There's also a chance that Bulldozer doesn't outperform Sandy Bridge, so if you're spending $170 on a motherboard anyway I think it would be a smarter choice to just get a Z68 board and 2500 or 2600K instead.
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no matter what happens with BD the answer is this even if it doesn't beat SB(which supposedly slotted to compete with SB and sb-E).
the fact is it will still beat the snot out of phenoms.
so no matter what happens with BD is that it will still be an upgrade from the bad memory controller in the phenoms.
apu's are smashing mobile market right now, though next boards may not take am3+ chips as they will be FM2 and possibly lga or bga lay outs. in either case i will also be staying AMD, the true speed king has awoken from slumber and looking for revenge on big blue.
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They've been working on the Bulldozer for the last 6 years. Remember when Athlon 64 came out? It's been a totally new architecture, very different from Athlon XP, that's why it's been faster than Intel Pentium 4. Bulldozer is also a totally new architecture made from scratch, that's why I'm so confident that this chip will be great.
Exactly, i remember when it was rumor that "soon" there will be an amd processor that is the be all and end all.
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Yeah, except for the fact the i5 will destroy this build in everything and will end up costing less. If you want to play it that way the i5 build will be IB ready.

For these prices going AMD would be an absolute failure.
I5 is only a little bit better plus its bulldozer ready.
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Originally Posted by Mr.MidЯange View Post
That is a pretty sweet system you have there. Suggestion is to overclock that beast (just for the fun) and enjoy playing your games! What monitor you going to use? What resolution you going to play at?
Im using a dell ultrasharp 24" 1080p. I will overclock for sure. Also do you think that the noctua cooler will be good for overclocking.
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Obviously the issue here is that the motherboard is so expensive. If Bulldozer turns out to be amazing, pairing it with a killer board like that would be justified. However, hoping for that and buying a $150 (USD) board to go with a $130 processor isn't all that brilliant. At that point you're talking i3-2100 performance for many uses, and most reasonable people wouldn't pair an i3 with a $150 board. They'd choose a decent, inexpensive board and an i5 like you mentioned.

I guess my overall issue with just going i5-2300/2400 now is that you'd be getting a less-than-amazing motherboard in exchange for the substantial CPU performance increase. The best thing certainly would be to wait and see how things settle after BD launches, and then choose a brand.
I might get the system after bd is released. The main reason i posted this is to be informed and to recieve feedback like this.
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Why U12P instead of the much better NH-D14? They cost the same
I will change it to NH-D14, thanks
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Is ga z68x ud3h any good?
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Bar stress testing, I haven't seen my CPU at 100% load yet, my GPU's handle pretty much everything so there's nothing wrong with your AMD build, get a 750TX I would still stick with Corsair and get a 970 x4 chip - I absolutely love mine and overclocking on this 990 board has been a breeze. Overclocking on that board has always been 5/5 in reviews too so you can't go wrong. I hit 4ghz on stock. I'm positive you can achieve a nice 4ghz overclock with a 970 and your board - and if anyone thinks that's not good enough for gaming then they are just being far too critical.

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