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I just got my financial aid, and I have money, and I just sold my laptop, and am in need of a serious gaming rig. I have read many many mixed reviews on the Bulldozer's and was wanting to grab the ASUS Crosshair V board, and I know the AM3+ board will be good for the next 2-3 AMD chips that get released, so the question is...buy a 1090t or 1100t, or even a x4 processor, and wait for the new Bulldozer's in Q1 of 2012, or just buy the 8120 now? I was thinking Sandy Bridge as well, but...I figure intel is going to release a new cpu soon anyways, and I'll most likely have to upgrade the board as well, so...I figure if I buy the Crosshair V board, I'll get my money's worth and have a great board for a while, and will only have to upgrade the CPU and GPU.
    
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I'd recommend the Intel i5 2500k over any other processor right now for gaming. Paired up with the right gpu you'll be able to play anything for quite a while.
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the new sandybridge will be a socket 1156, the same as the current sandy. There is also a socket 2011 chip upcoming from intel. but thats a few quarters away.
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the new sandybridge will be a socket 1156, the same as the current sandy. There is also a socket 2011 chip upcoming from intel. but thats a few quarters away.
You mean 1155 ! I thought you did If im not mistaken the sandy bridge E chips will be LGA2011 . Unless they changed on me?
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Well...I did see this combo on Newegg for a really good price. What do you guys think? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.755238 Paired up with a GTX570?
    
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Well...I did see this combo on Newegg for a really good price. What do you guys think? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.755238 Paired up with a GTX570?
Although its not a horrible combo, i say dont buy the combo( the hdd is crap) Just put it together yourself.. we can help!
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Well...I know the board was nice, and don't worry, I've already got a Kingston SSD to use as the boot drive
    
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If you are looking at AMD still, then I would get a Asus Sabertooth 990FX Mobo and a 980BE CPU as a CPU to hold you over until AMD comes back with something better.
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Go for the 2500k.

AM3+ is going to work for Bulldozer, B3 Bulldozer, and possibly PileDriver (so through next year). After that, there's speculation they're switching to FM1 or FM2.

1155 (Sandy Bridge) has the faster CPU out of the box already with the 2500k, 2600k, and 2700k. Ivy Bridge is CONFIRMED to work on most of the Version 3 boards already (my old P8P67 Pro REV3.0 is going to support Ivy Bridge already).

So 1155 is just as future proof as AM3+ is. You'll get the bonus of having the most bang for your buck NOW, and more than likely will continue with Ivy Bridge next year.
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Not to bad of a price, not as fun though

Paired up with a 570 and an SSD and you have yourself a rig though.
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