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As it stands right now. I want to do a minor refresh on my sig rig. CPU/Mobo/Ram. Right now, I can get that for $320 shipped.
1090T
Gigabyte UD3 AM3+ 990FX
Gskill 8G DDR3 1333

all for $320 shipped, which is great. However, with BD just around the corner, I'm hesitant. Granted the motherboard is supposedly BD ready.

What do you guys think?

Ski

Also did a search for some caparisons between my E8400 and the 1090T; looks like there pretty even for power, except on many threaded applications the 1090T wins. But thats it, otherwise my Intel beats it. =/


UPDATE: Decided to go with a SB build.
Edited by Rebelord - 8/20/11 at 1:15pm
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I would wait for the BD but if you going for another build, Sandy Bridge it up.
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Bulldozer will be here soon. But the old stuff will be cheap like you have there. Could get that and a sweet GPU.
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Waiting on GPU until I see the 7xxx from AMD, and possibly 6xx series from Nvidia
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If you want AMD , Wait for Bulldozer !
If you want Intel , Buy the SB , then upgrade anytime to the Ivy Bridge !
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I'd wait for BD.The first "wave" will be here in September supposedly.
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post #7 of 26
You could get the mobo and ram now, but I would not get a 6 core if your waiting for bulldozer. The X4 955 BE is what a lot of people are going with, and youll save about $80
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Originally Posted by Rebelord View Post
As it stands right now. I want to do a minor refresh on my sig rig. CPU/Mobo/Ram. Right now, I can get that for $320 shipped.
1090T
Gigabyte UD3 AM3+ 990FX
Gskill 8G DDR3 1333

all for $320 shipped, which is great. However, with BD just around the corner, I'm hesitant. Granted the motherboard is supposedly BD ready.

What do you guys think?

Ski

Also did a search for some caparisons between my E8400 and the 1090T; looks like there pretty even for power, except on many threaded applications the 1090T wins. But thats it, otherwise my Intel beats it. =/
Don't do it. You will not notice a difference in games with that new system compared with your current system, except those games that truly take advantage of more than 2 cores (such as Civilization 5). And then you will be asking yourself, "why did I spend $320 for the same performance?"

Obviously at some point games will start taking advantage of lots of cores, when the 1090T will come in handy, but, who knows when that will be? It will be obsolete by the time that happens lol!

And with BD just around the corner, two things could happen:

1. BD disappoints, and you'll be kicking yourself for not waiting and then going with SB.

2. BD is a good\\great chip, but new MBs will be out that truly support it, not the current 890\\990x "BD ready" ones...
post #9 of 26
Get an Phenom x3 and unlock its extra core. These chips should be cheaper than a 1090T and when BD hits us at least you didn't spend alot of money on a good core.
    
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post #10 of 26
Now is about the worst time to buy a Phenom/Thuban.
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