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Unless the tech is coming out in less than a month or so (depending on your need to buy), it is generally never worth it to wait for the next tech to come out. Buy when you are ready to buy depending on your needs and budget. If you wait for the next greatest tech to come out, you will be waiting forever. There is always something around the corner. AMD/Intel/Nvidia/etc. are all businesses. They will never stop producing new tech as long as they remain in business.
Of course..but I'd prefer spending the same amout of money for something better if it costs me a month of waiting. From what I can remember, the best time to purchase a CPU was in 2008 with the i7920. That chip has aged extremely well and is still competitive with the 2500/2600's. I'm always on the lookout for the next "920"...maybe the 28nm generation will be it....or maybe CPU's are so fast now that it really doesn't matter.
Edited by naizarak - 10/10/11 at 10:35pm
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Really comparing a 1090t to a 2500k in gaming really? Its like comparing a 1970's VW Beetle to a New Ferrari, the beetle being the 1090t
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Really comparing a 1090t to a 2500k in gaming really? Its like comparing a 1970's VW Beetle to a New Ferrari, the beetle being the 1090t
Or the 1090t being a porky Camaro going up against the lean and ultra power-efficient Porsche running with less cylinders but a ton more performance.
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Of course..but I'd prefer spending the same amout of money for something better if it costs me a month of waiting. From what I can remember, the best time to purchase a CPU was in 2008 with the i7920. That chip has aged extremely well and is still competitive with the 2500/2600's. I'm always on the lookout for the next "920"...maybe the 28nm generation will be it....or maybe CPU's are so fast now that it really doesn't matter.
After the 920 was the 2500K. It is very cheap compared to the performance you get out of it as far as gaming goes. A top of the line processor (for gaming) for ~$200? And you can bet that it will be relevant for a good while. Then again, IB might bring in the next 920 or 2500K. Which again brings me to my point of if you wait for the next best thing, you will wait forever. Like I said, its up to you to determine how long is too long to wait depending on you computer needs and budget, but I'd say about 1 month or MAYBE 2 depending on the situation and urgency and what is being released. But if you are just waiting for the next new tech to come out, you will be waiting forever.
    
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2500K is an easy choice here.

Bulldozer is right around the corner though and I would recommend seeing what happens there.
    
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Despite popular belief, when it comes down to gaming it really is dependent more on the GPU, not the CPU.

Unless you're playing Star Craft 2 or Far Cry 2 all the time, or doing a dual gpu configuration with really high end cards, you should save your money and put it towards a single really beefy GPU.

I suggest buying a 955BE from AMD.

Source:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...600k-review/21
http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...600k-review/20
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...k,2833-18.html
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...k,2833-20.html
http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/...hmarks?start=2

Oh my, so yeah, the i5 does win in most cases if you wanna be picky, but it's not worth the extra $80 you may spend when you may be $80 away from a GTX 580 or something.
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I will only say this, get the best deal you can on either one, and i will bet anything you wont be disapointed with the one you choose, so i5 is a bit better not saying it is not, but the 1090t will do what you want and need it to do, and whom ever says that the 1090t might not even hit 4.0 is nuts-the only time it wont is with someone who knows not what they do or does not have the mobo or ram to get there, 4.0 is easy with the 1090t.

So look at what you have now, what you want out of your rig and what your willing to spend, than deside wich way you want to go.
    
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post #28 of 32
Wait and see what Bulldozer can do in a gaming environment. Would be a lot cheaper than switching to a Sandy Bridge setup if the difference is marginal.
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post #29 of 32
Just get 2500k, I was running into bottleneck issues with my 1055t at 3.8ghz and my hd 6970. Sold that dissapointment on Craigslist and bought an i5 2500k system, probably won't go AMD again for awhile if at all.
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take a look at this: http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...00k-200-a.html new i5 2500k for $200 just have to find mobo
    
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