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I've read that x8/x8 is no different to x16/x16.
There is a difference, It just depends and varies from game to game.
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I can sum it up easier then that, Phenom 2 CPU's are hideously bandwidth starved that's why over clocking the Northbridge makes such a big difference.
Lay-man's terms, yes that's the easy way to explain it

I have a Phenom-II. I think I'm going to do some testing of my own when I get home tonight haha. I'm kind of excited and curious about what this could mean for my system
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I actually wanted a 955 but all our online retailers(cheapest option), are sold out!!

To clarify, I do want to Crossfire, but I can't buy two cards in one go, they're too expensive, hence wanting a system that can run Crossfire so that I can buy the second card when I replenish my bank balance, lol!
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Platform costs are about the same (assuming you pay enough to get a board that won't explode or start a fire) but the SB CPUs are considerably faster, so at this point, it's really hard to recommend AMD for a new high-end build, especially while the BD question is still up in air.
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Platform costs are about the same (assuming you pay enough to get a board that won't explode or start a fire) but the SB CPUs are considerably faster, so at this point, it's really hard to recommend AMD for a new high-end build, especially while the BS question is still up in air.
This is what makes things tough, lol. I'm thinking my best bet is to order my chassis, GFX Card, PSU HDD etc now, and hold off on platform specific stuff until September/BD Launch Day.

I wish that parts where cheaper here, but that's life, lol!
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For those who need to say my bench mark is higher, so be it, for thoses who want a ROCKING rig and save a few bucks, AMD all the way.
lol Always that benchmark argument... Come on fanboy !

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This is what makes things tough, lol. I'm thinking my best bet is to order my chassis, GFX Card, PSU HDD etc now, and hold off on platform specific stuff until September/BD Launch Day.

I wish that parts where cheaper here, but that's life, lol!
That's a good reasonable decision !
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I couldn't wait for BD. Went sandy bridge. I'll support AMD and recommend it to those on a budget, I most likely though.....will never go back.
    
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Budget is good!! But that also only goes so far. I unfortunately ended up liking fishing, and PC's, both are expensive hobbies when done correctly, lol.
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Just go with AMD they have new arch coming out, and in games you won't notice the difference anyways with a 6970.

When you crossfire you will get bottleneck with 1080p res but at that point just go Eyefinity and the bottleneck will disappear!
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Platform costs are about the same (assuming you pay enough to get a board that won't explode or start a fire) but the SB CPUs are considerably faster, so at this point, it's really hard to recommend AMD for a new high-end build, especially while the BD question is still up in air.
I think you and I should play some poker. At each ante you toss in enough to buy a Sandy Bridge and I will toss in enough to buy a 955. According to you this would be the same amount so everything is good. I love how you find it "really hard to recommend AMD for a new high-end build". Good detective work there Sherlock, if you had bothered to also read what the OP is looking to build you would also know that he isn't looking for a high end build.
    
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