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post #31 of 51
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I know what you are saying. I really want to wait for steamroller because I hope that they will get a boost since consoles are using amd. Its just that I don't know if I can wait any longer. I wanted to avoid the 8350 because I heard that steam roller will use a different socket. Even though by the time I will likely upgrade after this, I will have to upgrade anyways; but I want the option to be able to put something newer in.
post #32 of 51
You could go with an cheap G1610(1155) or an 750K(FM2), both would bring you better performance and could be used for something else later on.

35€ G1610
45€ Board
30€ RAM (4GB)

Don't know your pricing, but...
post #33 of 51
Technology is constantly evolving and I see no point in waiting for something that will come out in a years time especially when your rig is so old. If you had a more recent rig than I would recommend waiting but at this point I think it would be better for you to upgrade to haswell or maybe sandy/ivy
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Steamroller is using AM3+, the same socket as FX-8350. It'll be a day one purchase for me, replacing my 1100T which I still love. I'm just going to drop the 1100T into my work computer and upgrade 2 computers at the same time. biggrin.gif
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post #35 of 51
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If that is the case then I might consider the 8350. I could have sworn I hear rumors that it would be a new socket all together.

EDIT: Scratch that thought. I wrote that too hastily. If I bought the 8350, I more than likely would NOT upgrade to steam roller. I would rather buy something and just keep it for 5 years.

From what I have seen, the new haswell will be much better than the 8350 for gaming purposes.
Edited by timaishu - 5/18/13 at 5:57pm
post #36 of 51
Waiting on AMD to release a better CPU?
I gave up on that in like..2010
However..the next one may be a good one..
I'm not exactly gonna hold my breath though rolleyes.gif
I wouldn't suggest anyone else wait, either.
Maybe get CHV+ Deneb/Thuban if you're feeling hopeful.
 
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Or maybe I could get the 8350 and sell it once steamroller comes out.

This decision wouldn't be so hard if it weren't for the fact that I hate upgrading.
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You hate upgrading? You might be on the wrong website/community. biggrin.gif We LOVE upgrading. Some of us can't afford it often enough though.
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You hate upgrading? You might be on the wrong website/community. biggrin.gif We LOVE upgrading. Some of us can't afford it often enough though.

Okay, I LOVE upgrading. But I prefer not to do it often because of money. If made bank, I would upgrade much more often than I do(hence my ancient hardware).
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How about getting a AM3+ board and a FX-6300 which is a pretty massive upgrade over your current setup. Then by the time steamroller comes out you can decide whether you think you need more performance or not and take it form there. You initial investment will be pretty low.

AM3+ boards are cheap, my friend got this one and its been great. Only 80$ on Newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130637

Take the savings and put it towards a better GPU, that's were you'll see the bigger difference. There is a huge performance difference between a 150$ gpu and a 300$ gpu.

Also, the FX-6300 is only $110 on Newegg until monday, currently on sale.
Edited by Papadope - 5/18/13 at 6:50pm
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