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I'm looking at building a new rig and I understand all the disappointment about Bulldozer but is it really that bad of a value? From the benchmarks I've seen it performs better than the i5-2500k, but worse than the i7-2600k.

Here are my two theoretical builds, with top of the line motherboards:

AMD:

FX-8150 - $279.99
Crosshair V Formula - $229.99

Total cost: $509.98

Intel:

i5 2500k- $214.99
Maximus IV Extreme - $329.99

Total cost: $544.98

Even though the AMD processor is more expensive, the motherboards are much less expensive, leading me to lean towards a Bulldozer build. If it will have better performance than the i5-2500k for overall less money unless I go with a cheap motherboard, why not? Isn't everyone being overly harsh on AMD's Bulldozer?
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post #2 of 15
I'm interested in this thread, hope to hear some good valid friendly arguments.
post #3 of 15
That mobo is super overpriced. For instance mine was $120.
    
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Understandable.. I was just trying to compare the top of the line motherboards for both sockets.
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umm yeah..inb4theflamewar umm..i either recommend:
1)Asus m4n987d-evo with amd 960T Zosma or ph2x4 980 black

or

2)Asrock extreme(X) gen3 + i5 2500k

no bulldozah..no whey..da bulldozah=not a good value...not good for gaming..not good for websurfing(you have to babysit page loading) :..not good for..much..my two cents

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2063267
 
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post #6 of 15
I wonder how the budget board comparison would be like, between to similar boards. Maybe +- ($10) ?
post #7 of 15

8120 is only 199$
better value especially when overclocking with that mobo.
post #8 of 15
It really depends on your budget and goals I think. AMD mobos can be dirt cheap and can justify going BD perhaps.

I think the AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz is a damn good deal.

It's $130 + $120 for the CPU and a x8 x8 SATA/USB 3 mobo. So $250 total.

I'd still get a 2500k over the higher end BD tho.
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post #9 of 15
Sandy bridge would be cheaper in the long run due to it having lower power consumption.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post
no bulldozah..no whey..da bulldozah=not a good value...not good for gaming..not good for websurfing(you have to babysit page loading) :..not good for..much..my two cents

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2063267
I understand Bulldozer isn't what it was made out to be, but from your post you're making it seem like you're better off with an Athlon XP.

Please explain to me how the new Bulldozer chips are "not good for much."
Edited by Shift. - 10/29/11 at 6:15pm
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