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Hey fellas i was wondering if i could get some opinions about which route i should take for my next build since my current one is getting dated. I'm looking for something that will be future-proof and not *break the bank* to. The cpu i was looking at was the new AMD X6's preferably this one.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...729&CatId=4431


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I wouldn't get an AMD CPU at this point.

1. AMD is supposedly releasing bulldozer within the next couple months, which should be a significant increase in speed.
2. The x6 Phenom is only slightly faster than penryn quads and doesn't even compare to current intel CPUs.

So I guess basically what I'm saying is that you should go intel, or wait for AMDs new line.
    
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alright thanks man !
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You mention not breaking the bank - what's your price range? Everyone is of course saying to wait for AMD BD, but if it doesn't fit near your price range, then is no point in even waiting. The Intel i5-2500K is $200 on newegg right now, while AMD 1090T is $170 - both are great CPUs, but still older.

Prices are still sketchy on BD, but it's got to be competitive - at least $300 or more for their top end CPU (FX-8130P) and around $200 for the cheapest one (FX-4110) at this point. While Intel's i7-2600K is already $300. SB-E (LGA2011) prices here, suggest cheapest version (i7-3820) will be $300 and most expensive being $1000 (i7-3960X). Intel Ivy Bridge (replacement for 2600K) probably around $400, but next year. These are just estimates, but I hope it gives you a better idea on what you can afford.
Edited by ALUCARDVPR - 8/20/11 at 11:14pm
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if the bulldozer doesnt come out next month i would jsut get the cpu u picked cuz they will keep on pushing the date on the bulldozer + the bulldozer is gonna be like $300 if u want to send that much... anyways i would go with that cpu u picked
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I wouldn't get an AMD CPU at this point.

1. AMD is supposedly releasing bulldozer within the next couple months, which should be a significant increase in speed.
2. The x6 Phenom is only slightly faster than penryn quads and doesn't even compare to current intel CPUs.

So I guess basically what I'm saying is that you should go intel, or wait for AMDs new line.
Pretty much this.

If you really want to go AMD, wait for Bulldozer to see what the x4 and x6 offer as far as price/performance vs the i5-2500k.

Switching to a 1090T wouldn't be terrible, depending on what you use your chip for. It would basically be like Intel releasing an x6 with your same cpu, just two more cores on 775. If you can use the cores, it will give you decent performance, if not it's not really worth it.
    
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well im going to be using my pc mainly for gaming but doing school work as well. Im going to an Art and Design college and my starting major is Sound Design. As for price budget im not going spend over 230
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well im going to be using my pc mainly for gaming but doing school work as well. Im going to an Art and Design college and my starting major is Sound Design. As for price budget im not going spend over 230
$230? The FX-4110 Bulldozer would be in your price range most likely - so just wait to see how it performs. If it doesn't look good then consider the i5-2500K - I doubt the i7-2600K will be that cheap at that point.
post #9 of 11
why upgrade? you still have a good cpu and mobo. did you try overclocking that?

also for your use, more cores is better. the i5-2500k is a good buy if you cant wait.
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If you want to do a small upgrade just grab a 970 motherboard and a AMD 955 and you will be able to upgrade to Bulldozer later on.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131767

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104203

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