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i have no dought its a good processor. what i'm trying to say is that it is not made for a spread load. amd admits to that. it is good for modern applications that only use a few cores. but for future applications that use all 8. it will not do so good. it was a good way for amd to say hey we have an 8 core processor that will overclock to 8 ghz in our lab. nothing wrong with that, but it still cant keep up with most intel quads let alone the new hexacore i7. this is also not bad. you get what you pay for i spent 1700 dollars on my i7. at a little over 200. the new series is worth it.

I want pics with your name in of your 'builds'......all that money when you could of had....

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Let's not attack the OP guys.

In my opinion the FX-8150 definitely was priced high at $250, should have been closer to $225. It was still an upgrade from an X4 955 BE which is the point that I was debating in the original post.
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Let's not attack the OP guys.
In my opinion the FX-8150 definitely was priced high at $250, should have been closer to $225. It was still an upgrade from an X4 955 BE which is the point that I was debating in the original post.

I'm just saying this: Link to Machine ain't $5k. Unless it was a goof. That's all.
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i was off on the price before. 5 k was just an off the fly nummber. probably more like 8-9k i bought the drives and 7970's wholesale at a local shop only paid 500 each on the cards. and like 550 each for the drives. i dont know where he got them but i'll be happy until the police come knocking. got the board and processor off newegg. the case was a friend of mine's that he just gave to me for helping him rebuild his civic. the powersupply came from another friend who was building a similar machine, but decided he didnt need that much power so i bought it from him for 200. i never really did the math to add it all up. dont plan to either, would probably make me feel bad. i'm happy with it not worried about how much it cost.
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I'm not on this forum to prove myself to any of you. Its not worth my time. I'm here too help answer questions from less computer oriented people, to ask people with more or equal computer knowledge for advise on some situations that I find myself in, and to discuss new technology with people who are on near the same understanding level as me. This thread isn't about my new build. Its about the new bulldozer line from amd, if you dont want to stay on that subject, post a new thread about the integrity of nudson1493. Its not my intention to threaten any of your integrity. So I would appreciate it if you kept it off my thread
post #36 of 37
I have been a AMD fan for many years,the outright BS surrounding this CPU has made me switch.
Too high a power draw when clocked coupled with poor IPC is just fail. x6 Thuban is,i think,the better purchase.
Piledriver should be what BD was promised to be.
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yes i hope the piledrivers are much better. i've always been an intel fan.(due to heat isues i had with several amd machines) but recently been thinking a lot about amd, then they released the bulldozer series. it was kind of like when microsoft released vista, it was really just an unfinished windows 7. i think amd was i a hurry to release a new processor and made a mistake. bulldozer is just an unfinished pildriver.
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