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post #21 of 52
i dunno..if you go sli..you may have to upgrade the PSU as well..is your computer unable to run modern games at high res with everything maxed? i would think not ...but hey..you'd definitely get better framerates ...although the sli/xfire people have been talking microstuttering lately..
 
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post #22 of 52
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I would not upgrade to bulldozer. You can get a 2500K for not much more than a FX8150. Apparently AMD blames the poor performance on windows 7. http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/...view/win82.jpg
I'm not sure where you live, but in US FX8150 is $100 more than a i5 2500k ATM.
post #23 of 52
For gaming, I think the 955 @ 4ghz is fine. I'm running a 720 @ 3.5 and I'm fine.

You will obviously get more performance out of an X6 or BD chip for things like rendering or encoding, desktop tasks. However the price difference isn't worth it in my opinion. You would be much better served investing in other aspects of your machine or saving the money.
    
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I would advise against going Bulldozer for gaming. Get the Thuban X6 instead if you're going to upgrade your processor. Better power draw, and overall similar performance as Bulldozer if not better performance than bulldozer. Overclock it to 4+ ghz and be content with the AMD build. Otherwise I'd say sell your current mobo/processor, budget in a 2500k build and go from there if you wish to upgrade platform. If you're wanting to upgrade video card, I'd ask what games you play first. If they are games that benefit SLI, upgrade your power supply and go SLI, else get a 570 and stay with a single card solution.
 
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post #25 of 52
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Right, but SLI with a phenom II is quite disappointing as well, so I'm not sure how that helps the OP.
This! AMD has really lost ground. I would sell my cpu and motherboard and switch to intel if I knew someone would buy my set up at a resonable price.
post #26 of 52
1.- get another GPU

2.- Go watercooling

3.- Get some SSD´s (amazing upgrade btw)

4.- new case, modding, new mouse/keyboard take your pick man..

BD its not wirth it sadly
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post #27 of 52
SLI with those cards with a phenom is going to lead to bottlenecking.

Sell your CPU and Mobo, cut your loses get a 2500k and a small SSD and notice a better faster PC
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post #28 of 52
Go SLI.
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post #29 of 52
Either go SLI 560ti or sell it and get a 580. There is a price premium with the 580 so SLI is your better choice.
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post #30 of 52
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SLI benches are looking pretty sad for the BD.
where do you see sli benches for bulldozer?
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