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Question about which Bulldozer to get plz

post #1 of 15
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hi guys,

i am looking to upgrade my phenom 2 x4 965 to a bulldozer.
can anyone plz tell me if this is the one i should get. i am not into overclocking so these stock clock speeds look good to me?

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=CPA-FX4170

also i need to get a new motherboard but have no idea which one to get for a bulldozer?

any help with these question plz

i am a bit of a noob so plz bare with me smile.gif
post #2 of 15
To be 100% honest forget about Faildozer an go for a 1090T or 1100T you will be much happier. If your stuck on getting a Dozer go for a 8150 an hope you can get over 4.5GHZ since that is what it will take to make that cpu worth the cost.
post #3 of 15
This won't make an upgrade to your current processor. If you do not overclock, forget about bulldozers, they're not what you can actually call a bang for the buck.
If you really want a bulldozer, get a FX 8120 and overclock the hell out of it, but since you do not overclock, go for a Sandy Bridge 2500K.
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Wait for Piledriver thumb.gif
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tbh..i'd wait a while..you don't overclock?!
sabertooth or ch5 for motherboard
i'd get a 960T...it's an improvement over 965 be
runs cooler...clocks as high or higher....also chance to unlock to 6-core thumb.gif
 
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but since you do not overclock, go for a Sandy Bridge 2500K.

o_O

i5 2300, 2400 or 2500 might be better, depending on how much you'd want to spend. i'd go for the 2400. or an i3-2100 or 2120.

as for Bulldozer, if you're dead set on it, wait for Piledriver.
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post #7 of 15
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but the clock speeds of the FX-4170 are 4.2GHz thats much better than my 965 at 3.6GHZ isn`t it and its only £106 ?
post #8 of 15
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but the clock speeds of the FX-4170 are 4.2GHz thats much better than my 965 at 3.6GHZ isn`t it and its only £106 ?

Wait for Vishera/Komodo/Whatever the name will be

Just hold out for awhile
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post #9 of 15
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will my 956 be able to work with a AMD 7970 graphics card untill i get the right cpu and motherboard then ?
i know you will prob say it will bottleneck the card but does that matter untill i can get the cpu?
post #10 of 15
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will my 956 be able to work with a AMD 7970 graphics card untill i get the right cpu and motherboard then ?
i know you will prob say it will bottleneck the card but does that matter untill i can get the cpu?

It will work just fine the 965BE isn't a bottleneck yet
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