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So i'm building a budget computer and I'm on the fence with either choosing the 955 or the i3 with upgrading the cpu down the road in mind. It's my understanding that both 1155 and am3+ are both futureproof, so what would you guys recommend? Also if I do decide to go on the intel route, I need help choosing a mobo. Can you guys recommend a good quality mobo? Thanks for your help!
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first of all what sort of budget are u working on as it helps people alot
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Intel is more expensive but more powerful than the current AMD lineup. If you are looking for some serious OCing adventures, top notch hardware, go Intel. If you are on a budget and/or don't care about the aforementioned details, go AMD.

For gaming, get a 2500K and an ASUS P67 mobo.
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So i'm building a budget computer and I'm on the fence with either choosing the 955 or the i3 with upgrading the cpu down the road in mind. It's my understanding that both 1155 and am3+ are both futureproof, so what would you guys recommend? Also if I do decide to go on the intel route, I need help choosing a mobo. Can you guys recommend a good quality mobo? Thanks for your help!
AM3+ is not futureproof. Where did you read that? AM3+ gets replaced by FM2 in Q2 of 2012
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Will all 1155 motherboards support ivy bridge? Plus what do you guys think of this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130571
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Will all 1155 motherboards support ivy bridge? Plus what do you guys think of this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130571
Much better board for 20 dollars more

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130583
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Will that mobo support ivy bridge?
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AMD, they OC nicer since you dont have a locked down FSB and you can crank up the RAM voltage as high as you want with no fear of damaging the IMC.
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AM3+ is not futureproof. Where did you read that? AM3+ gets replaced by FM2 in Q2 of 2012
Why are you stuck on this? I have already seen the document of dubious authenticity that you imagine proves this and I don't see anything mentioned about abandoning AM3+. All it says is that a new APU socket called "FM2" will be introduced to take advantage of the BD architecture for their integrated graphics processors. It does not say anywhere that they plan on discontinuing the current AM3+ socket. If you want your endless anti-AMD ramblings to sound better you should at least get your facts straight.
    
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Why are you stuck on this? I have already seen the document of dubious authenticity that you imagine proves this and I don't see anything mentioned about abandoning AM3+. All it says is that a new APU socket called "FM2" will be introduced to take advantage of the BD architecture for their integrated graphics processors. It does not say anywhere that they plan on discontinuing the current AM3+ socket. If you want your endless anti-AMD ramblings to sound better you should at least get your facts straight.
What more do you want for proof a burning bush in the sky? It was pretty clear that am3+ would support gen 1 bulldozer and then Amd would change sockets for second gen bulldozer. That official slide had nothing about am3+ yet you still think Amd will magically make chips for a socket that wasn't on there entire 2012 desktop roadmap. Im done discussing it. If you just want to see something that just isn't there enjoy
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