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i think you should save up the extra few $$ and get the AM2 when it comes out... itl be much better that the 3700 and only a few $$ more...i think youcan hold off on upgrading now for another month or 2....lol my dad is still using an 1800xp if that makes you feel any better...lol
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post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by Peroxide
The only thing I'm hesitant about is getting the 3700+ now when I could wait until June and get it even cheaper.
Difficult to say since AMD reciently upped the prices on some of the 939 CPUs.
    
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post #13 of 33
The thing is you'll save what, maybe $100. So waiting 4 months to save $100 without any signifigant performance boost over what you could get now? Your choice but really, whats the point. You can save forever with computers as something better is always just around the corner.


Basil, what makes you think the am2 will be "much better" I read the analysis at Tom's hardware and they indicated that initially, it'll be the same. Its like when socket 775 came out for intel. the chips for the first year or so were just as fast as their socket 478 counterparts and the ddr2 ram was actually slower.
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post #14 of 33
You could wait till June when AM2 is released and the current chips will def fall in price if you're willing to wait.
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3 months until the M2 release.

I think I'll just get a 3000+ for now to tide me over, perhaps get a job to make up for the lose, then just see what happens in June, that way I won't lose too much money and I'll still have enough to make a M2 build come June.

Thanks for everyone's suggestions!
    
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post #16 of 33
3 months till release and a few more months for the prices to drop a little!
    
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post #17 of 33
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Bah, this is a 2400+ I'm on though.

How much difference would I actually notice?
    
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post #18 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peroxide
Bah, this is a 2400+ I'm on though.

How much difference would I actually notice?
I agree with getting something now and not waiting. Just as most of us are saying, you wont see much of a difference unless you do some serious stuff on your PC. Plus you will save a fair amount of money that you could put elswere and have just as good a system.

To be honest with you, I had over clocked my Sandy from 2.2 to 2.8 and really didn't see a big difference. It did go from 38 seconds to 30 seconds on SuperPI Mod 1M test, but for my normal use, I didn't see nothing. It made me wonder why I should keep it at 2.8 if it does everything the same as when it was 2.2. All of my games even run the same quality. My point is, only spend the money on a uber CPU if you actually need it. For the majority of us, something like the 3700 Sandy does everything we need.

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ughh honestly I dont know why people say save up money? I mean every few months something better comes out, you could be waiting/saving for a looong time. Just go for what is good now!
I agree. Also the longer you wait, the more the value of your current parts go down, making it even harder to upgrade.
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I agree. Also the longer you wait, the more the value of your current parts go down, making it even harder to upgrade.
I was also thinking that, by the time June came around and M2 came out, my socket A would be 4 generations back.
    
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