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Hello, I’m looking to replace everything I currently have besides my monitor.

You can see my specs currently below and you can see how damn old they are... I’m kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place as I want to get a new AMD FX proc, but should I wait till the 8170 comes out? and then also hold off on the new 7000 series graphics card or do you think a 8150 and a 6000 series card would hold me off for a couple of years? I’m sure anything would be an upgrade compared to what I currently have lol Phenom I.

I know if I buy now I would want 1866 RAM to go with the new AMD proc, and the Sabertooth board just because that ram speed is native to it. Where I get stuck is on the graphics card though should I get 2 mid cards again and CF them or a single beefy card? Don't get me wrong my 2 4850s in CF still allow me to play BF3 beta and all that and I know they are bottlenecked by my proc.

Anyways what do you guys think? Any information/tips would be helpful as I’m not sure to wait or buy.
First build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9950 BE ASUS M3A78-T 2 ATI HD 4850's CF G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
seagate 500gig Windows 7 x64 24' Samsung OCZ 700w 
CaseMouse
Antec 900 Logitec MX518 
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Phenom 9950 BE ASUS M3A78-T 2 ATI HD 4850's CF G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
seagate 500gig Windows 7 x64 24' Samsung OCZ 700w 
CaseMouse
Antec 900 Logitec MX518 
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post #2 of 3
I would wait, the 7000 are set to be released Q4 2011 Last I heard. If it were me I would snag some parts during black friday/ christmas sales and wait to buy your processor until the new stepping comes out for bulldozer, with is supposed to be Q1 2012. as it will most likely be much more efficient and powerful. If you have the patience, this would be the way to go.
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amd phenom II x6 1090t asus Crossfire IV msi r9 390x OC 8gb Gskill 
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Crucial m4 64SSD WD caviar 320 samsung solid state western digital blue  lite-on lightscribe dvd-r 
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corsair h70 Win10 24" Asus LED razor reclusa 
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Rosewill 1000w lightning corsair 540 Roccat allsop 
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amd phenom II x6 1090t asus Crossfire IV msi r9 390x OC 8gb Gskill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial m4 64SSD WD caviar 320 samsung solid state western digital blue  lite-on lightscribe dvd-r 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
corsair h70 Win10 24" Asus LED razor reclusa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill 1000w lightning corsair 540 Roccat allsop 
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Yeah, that’s what I was thinking I’m not too familiar with stepping though I wasn’t sure if a patch could be applied to the older procs or not once they fixed the stepping on the new chips. (Which is one of the reasons I didn’t buy right away) I guess my little Phenom I will have to keep holding on for a few more months. Ill post the rest of what I was thinking about getting to see if you guys think it would be smarter to swap out with something else, thanks for the info on the 7k series card Nyrmitz..
First build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9950 BE ASUS M3A78-T 2 ATI HD 4850's CF G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
seagate 500gig Windows 7 x64 24' Samsung OCZ 700w 
CaseMouse
Antec 900 Logitec MX518 
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First build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9950 BE ASUS M3A78-T 2 ATI HD 4850's CF G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
seagate 500gig Windows 7 x64 24' Samsung OCZ 700w 
CaseMouse
Antec 900 Logitec MX518 
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