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I understand. Personally I'd go with Intel, which means you'll need the CPU, motherboard, and RAM, none of which will work with what you have now. I might actually say looking for a good deal on a video card might be the most practical upgrade for now to tide you over until you can afford the former components.
Yeah, I may just wait it out a bit and see what deals may come out, and then snap those up.


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I'll disagree with this, I had a PII x4 955 BE build, and saw an i5-2500K + GA-z68ma-d2h-b3 mATX mobo go on sale for an insanely good price at Microcenter. Fortunately my RAM was compatible, so I just migrated all my components over.

Couple weeks later a modular OCZ PSU went on sale, which worked great for my mATX case.. and then today I just purchased a 560Ti (OC) Twin Frozr to replace my exceedingly hot GTX 470.

You can upgrade component-by-component and still have a functional machine.

After seeing the BD benchmarks, I immediately decided to go i5. Noticeably better framerates in CPU heavy games like SC2.
Makes sense, it's the waiting part that sucks. Here's to looking for great deals!

Thanks for the help guys, +REP.
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Yeah, I grabbed a Phenom II + mobo combo for $240 including tax+shipping back in June. In hindsight, I should have grabbed a i5-2500K for extra $100 but I was under tight budget.
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Thanks for all the replies. After careful consideration, I'm going with 1155. The performance for Bulldozer from what I've been reading is not too good, plus with 1155 I can just drop in IB as long as the BIOS is updated to support it, so that's good. It'll be a bit more money, but in the end, performance is King (and I actually use my system for performance-intensive tasks).
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If your going to spend 200, spend it on 2500k, its a waste on BD. Also, black Friday is coming up, if you can wait 30 days, some great deals coming up

Also most high end boards are already updated with IB microcode

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I was in your same boat and switched to SB 2500K and won't go back. I kept my AMD parts and build a spare PC that I later gave to my brother to upgrade his Pentium D PC. You can always sell the AMD parts or build a backup PC.
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