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I have a situation. I am doing a new build over the next few months and I have three options: x58, p67, or 990FX. I am leaning towards the x58 or the 990FX setup, as the i7 970 and the FX-8120 both have more than four cores. I am not really a fan of p67(I pretty much hate p67 with a passion). I will not be upgrading this build under any circumstances, so what goes inside the computer is going to be in there for a few years. Another reason I don't care for p67, the possibility of a CPU upgrade does not appeal to me. I know the new FX has some problems, but I think it would still be okay to get. I think between software fixes and a new stepping that the FX will rise again.

So anyways, now that you know what is in my head, all of these builds are within eighty dollars of each other. I cannot make up my mind.

EDIT: I don't want to consider x79 as I don't need a workstation chipset and it throws too many variables in a budget that has to be planned in advance if I want this build to come true.
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Why don't you like SandyBridge? What are you going to use your computer for, anyway?
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Why don't you like SandyBridge? What are you going to use your computer for, anyway?
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Why do you "hate" the P67 chipset? And if you do, why not get Z68?!

If you want to wait, then by all means wait for IB/SB-E...but P67/Z68 is still the best buy right now.
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Why don't you like SandyBridge? What are you going to use your computer for, anyway?
Its personal.

Anyways, the computer is for stuff I would be okay with an dual core Athlon II (gaming, internet, trolling, maybe some productive stuff).
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Why do you "hate" the P67 chipset? And if you do, why not get Z68?!

If you want to wait, then by all means wait for IB/SB-E...but P67/Z68 is still the best buy right now.
I don't need intergrated graphics or SSD cache so z68 is just waste of thirty dollars. The Maximus IV Extreme p67 is just as good as the z68 version.
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Anyways, the computer is for stuff I would be okay with an dual core Athlon II (gaming, internet, trolling, maybe some productive stuff).
Then why would you buy an i7 970 if you know that an Athlon II will do the job?

Get a 2500k and be done with it, you are making a stupid choice of not choosing p67. Faildozer is no good, you really have no other option other than p67 or an athlon II.
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I don't think a ton of users are buying FX processors right now, so even less are selling around here. But if you lurk around the "For Sale" section, you might find a deal on an i7 that would significantly alter your build cost.

(edit: Poisoner can spend the money however he/she wants. I don't see why so many people want to criticize people's non-2500k/2600k builds. Not everyone wants a SB cpu.)
Edited by Eiko - 10/15/11 at 9:05pm
 
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Then why would you buy an i7 970 if you know that an Athlon II will do the job?

Get a 2500k and be done with it, you are making a stupid choice of not choosing p67. Faildozer is no good, you really have no other option other than p67 or an athlon II.
Hah, you just proved wby I don't care for p67, hint, trolls. The 970 rapes the 2500k repeatedly so no thanks.
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Hah, you just proved wby I don't care for p67, hint, trolls. The 970 rapes the 2500k repeatedly so no thanks.
This deserved a +1 rep. I wholeheartedly agree.
(Also, here is a 970 for $380 shipped: http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...0-4-2-ghz.html )
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