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well after seeing the rumors of there not being any upgrade path on the am3+ platform, and there prolly not being any new cpu's (high end) to replace the FX line until 2015 (if any of that is true to begin with). I was thinking about waiting untill Ivy bridge-e releases and then buying an lga 2011 based system.... the only thing is i just dont know whether its going to be worth the money for basically a whole new system. the main purpose for my rig is gaming i do nothing else with it except web surf. Im interested to know if any one else was thinking of doing the same? I dont really want to go to intel but i dont want to wait till 2015 to upgrade either lol

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post #2 of 6
I would rather wait. Ivy-E is rumored for a September release, worst case a little later this year or early next year.
And there is no denying that Intel is a lot stronger per core, so it will be worth it for several games performance wise.

Since your specs are good enough, you can wait a little while until it releases. Even if you end up not buying, it doesn't hurt to wait to see whats in store when its not far away thumb.gif
    
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If your waiting for the next thing in computers, you will always be waiting...worriedsmiley.gif
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post #4 of 6
My general rule for waiting vs upgrading is "does this machine do everything I need it to"

If it does, I wait until it doesn't. If it doesn't, then I start looking at the cost/benefit of upgrading.

If you went Intel, all you would really need is a new mobo/CPU, but I don't know if that would necessarily be a worthwhile upgrade.

Going to an i5 and a cheap motherboard can be had for $350 or so, but I don't know how much of an increase you'd really get in games. Still, I agree with you in saying it wouldn't be worth the money. It isn't worth it for me, and your system is better than mine in pretty much every way tongue.gif

If you're happy with your system now, you can go ahead and wait it out until you need to upgrade. Then you'll have the advantage of newer tech, better power efficiency, and whatever other new features come out in the intervening time period.
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your spec looks good to me - throw the dosh away on another rig?

spend it on the next generation graphics cards - or wait and see if these games are going to be better optimized thumb.gif
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Hahah I’m a bit confused about this you have a pretty new machine that is going to run every game fine but you are wanting to upgrade already just for a few more fps?. Intel is going to be better for running games but for spending another $400 for a new CPU and motherboard you are not going to notice a huge difference.

You are also wanting to get the LGA 2011 platform which I would say is more for multitasking’s and video/photo editing so you are going to spend $400 on a chip that will perform not much different in games compared to what you got now. But I would say if you really are unhappy with the machine you got now I would be looking more towards an Intel Core i5 4670K which many people would say may suite you best for gaming.
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