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I'm currently using a wireless Logitech MK520 combo setup, and well, both tend to have interference every now and then. Sometimes, I just sway it off, but at other times, it annoys me. In two-three months from now, I'll have the option between a Logitech G500, a very nice Logitech wired illuminated keyboard(Logitech did not list a specific name for it), and of course a BD CPU with a CM Hyper 212 Plus for an aftermarket cooler.

I'm sure I'll be fine with my current Phenom, but I've heard leaked rumors about the highest Bulldozer being released actually beating the highest Sandy Bridge in unreleased benchmarks(and yeah, I know.. they're just rumors), but still. It would be nice for bragging rights.

However, I really feel as if the keyboard and mouse would be a better investment. They'll cost $100 less than the BD, and I'm sure I could save up until Christmas for the new FX series coming out. Any thoughts? Thanks guys.
    
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If i was in you're situation i would just get a new keyboard and mouse then save up for bulldozer for xmas. Especially since you're kb and mouse mess up and would the upgrade would last longer than a new cpu.
    
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Any idea which keyboard you would get?
    
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I'd weigh in your "needs" and your "wants"

I just bought a SATA II PCI-e controller because I "need" it for my BD-Burner 'coz my 6950 is clogging up my SATA ports and I can't plug in anymore SATA cables on it.

That's a sample of a need.

I recently have gotten a XSPC Rasa RS240 kit because I "wanted" to get my feet wet in W/C. (W/c I'm really happy about by the way.) Did I really need it? No...my Mugen2 was enough to cool my Athlon II X4 630 from 2.8Ghz to 3.5Ghz 24/7 stable.

Just get the KB/Mouse now since your current setup is giving you troubles.

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A G500 isn't expensive anymore, really they're like $50 on Amazon, even cheaper when a good deal comes around (have seen them under $40 on sale).
You could get that at least and still buy BD at launch with no remorse.

With your current setup you don't really "need" a new CPU; it's just a matter of what's more important to you / your budget.
If you're gonna drop $100+ on a kb though maybe at least get a mechanical (thought that's just me, not for everyone I know).
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Any idea which keyboard you would get?
Well, I was looking at this one Logitech keyboard. No idea what the name is b/c neither Newegg, Amazon, or Logitech itself lists a specific model name... just a model number starting with 920-XXXX. Oh, and as for the rest of everyone, thanks.
    
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A G500 isn't expensive anymore, really they're like $50 on Amazon, even cheaper when a good deal comes around (have seen them under $40 on sale).
You could get that at least and still buy BD at launch with no remorse.

With your current setup you don't really "need" a new CPU; it's just a matter of what's more important to you / your budget.
If you're gonna drop $100+ on a kb though maybe at least get a mechanical (thought that's just me, not for everyone I know).
Ooh, well I was aiming for ~$130.00 total for both the keyboard and mouse. I saw the G500 for around $48 on Newegg, and a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard(again.. no idea of the model name, just number- 920-XXXX), and it's $60. Though a MS Sidewinder X4 is cheaper, and seems more suitable for gaming. Hmm, any more thoughts? :I
    
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Ooh, well I was aiming for ~$130.00 total for both the keyboard and mouse. I saw the G500 for around $48 on Newegg, and a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard(again.. no idea of the model name, just number- 920-XXXX), and it's $60. Though a MS Sidewinder X4 is cheaper, and seems more suitable for gaming. Hmm, any more thoughts? :I

Again it's going to come down to what you value most/can budget - but you shouldn't really "need" a CPU upgrade for a bit if you need to save again for BD.

The X4 isn't in stock right now on Newegg, but It's on Buy.com for $44, that combined with a G500 will keep ya under $100.
Perhaps you can have your cake and eat it too when BD comes out
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Again it's going to come down to what you value most/can budget - but you shouldn't really "need" a CPU upgrade for a bit if you need to save again for BD.

The X4 isn't in stock right now on Newegg, but It's on Buy.com for $44, that combined with a G500 will keep ya under $100.
Perhaps you can have your cake and eat it too when BD comes out
Alright, thanks. Yeah, I also found it in stock on Amazon! .
    
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why would you spend so much money on keyboard and mouse?

i got 15euro keyboard logitech and 15euro logitech mouse and cheap headset as well and its working perfectly fine.. if i was you i save money for Bulldozer
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