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Should I Upgrade Now or Wait

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I currently have a AMD Phenom II 2.8 Ghz and was wanting to upgrade to the new Piledriver but after reading a few threads Im now thinking I can wait a little longer for either prices to drop or a new tech to be offered into a processor. Any input would be very helpfull
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Depends what you want. For general purpose ( browsing, light games, some video editing ), i would just upgrade to PD and save yourself your money buying a new mobo.
If you are looking for a much greater performance between the processors, then you should upgrade to Intel, more specifically Haswell when it gets released in Q1/Q2 2013. It will cost more, however i feel it will be a justified choice due to the huge increase in performance compared to PD - better power consumption, lower temps, better performance generally.
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The only thing I use my PC for is Gaming and for browsing the internet, I dont currently have a need to upgrade since my system does everything I need Its just time to start looking towards my new rig
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If you're going to be building a new rig then i would wait for haswell release and upgrade when that comes out. Give you more time to get more money and buy a better system. smile.gif Also, if you're happy with your system ATM then there is no real need to upgrade to PD.
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I just waited and watched MicroCenter daily, when I was able to grab my processor for $135 I jumped. If you don't have a MC then you just watch the sales where ever it is you can buy from.

But if you are happy with what your computer is able to do now, there really is no need to upgrade.
     
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Wait for the new wave of consoles to be launched, for now though I'd stick with what you got.
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Im not much of a console fan, true PC gamer
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