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with 1 6850 you will literally notice NO difference between the 2500k and 4100 its a smart move. The 4100 should oc to 5 ghz easily and match a 4.3 ghz phenom x4 in windows 8 - ie when the os gets further optimized to more efficiently use the bulldozer modules. Youl only really start noticing a difference past 1 gtx 580. Without fraps an athalon x3 will play just as smooth as a 2600k with 1 6850.. nuff said
    
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with 1 6850 you will literally notice NO difference between the 2500k and 4100 its a smart move. The 4100 should oc to 5 ghz easily and match a 4.3 ghz phenom x4 in windows 8 - ie when the os gets further optimized to more efficiently use the bulldozer modules. Youl only really start noticing a difference past 1 gtx 580. Without fraps an athalon x3 will play just as smooth as a 2600k with 1 6850.. nuff said
no..no noo..you WILL notice a serious performance decrease..2 years of "R & D"
and amd has handed a big turd to the public
 
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Thanks guys, i'm going to stick with the 2500k and wait it out till ivy bridge.
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Friends don't let friends buy bulldozer.
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Thanks guys, i'm going to stick with the 2500k and wait it out till ivy bridge.
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What do you guys think?
Reading your first sentence, I'd say affirming the consequent.
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Thanks guys, i'm going to stick with the 2500k and wait it out till ivy bridge.
If you REALLY want to get some money back out of your machine, downgrade to an i3 2100, and sell your i5. Would still be silly because the i3 won't overclock very far at all, since there's no turbo and its BCLK only.

If you WERE to jump down into AMD, you're looking at just as expensive of a board, if not more. And a 960T for the best bang for your buck CPU right now.

Honestly, you'd get more money back just selling your i5 and getting the i3. You almost wouldn't get anything at all back by going to AMD from your i5, simply because of all the deals out there for the i5 and your board.

I say stick with it, or downgrade to the i3, and hold out for Ivy Bridge like the rest of us.
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Hey guys, I've been looking over the reviews and to be honest the 4100 looks pretty decent for gaming, and I wouldn't mind making a little money by selling my sandy bridge cpu + motherboard. Before you say it's slower in everything else, I don't really do anything else other than game, listen to music, and surf on my system, so I wouldn't care. Not to mention I feel like I need a change and i've been dying to go back to amd.

What do you guys think?
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Why you want to go the FX way when you clearly have a performance chip, you should hold on till the revised BD or piledriver and than decide. They need to sort out things with BD so hold on.
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