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It depends on how long you are willing to wait for it. There is now definitive release date as of yet so you could be waiting for another whole year for all we know?


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Hey do you guys think its worthwhile for me to upgrade to an X6? I know AMD's 'Bulldozer' is around the corner but I've seen that the X6's fold circles around my X4.

Worth it? Or should I wait.
post #522 of 11105
True. I mean, my X4 is everything that I need for gaming and what not so the only reason why I would upgrade is to get more PPD folding.
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I'd say if you're willing to spend 200 on a 1055T as a drop in replacement then you won't be mad. They OC really well so getting around 4.0 isn't out of question.
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I'd say if you're willing to spend 200 on a 1055T as a drop in replacement then you won't be mad. They OC really well so getting around 4.0 isn't out of question.
I was planning on trading my other X4 (brand new) and $50 bucks for an 1050t. Then drop ~$50 on a H50 to cool it.
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I'm using a Hyper 212+ with 2k Ultra Kazes on my 1090T and my temps are very manageable. I wasn't impressed with the H50 to be honest. I may play around with modding it soon though.
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Hmm maybe I'll just get a 120 or 240 rad and a cheap res/pump combo and a cheap CPU block.
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That sound's like a good deal for someone out there. I'd say to do that so that when bulldozer drops then you wont feel guilty buying one and selling your X6 for a even newer/better cooler =)


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I was planning on trading my other X4 (brand new) and $50 bucks for an 1050t. Then drop ~$50 on a H50 to cool it.
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FYI once Bulldozer does hit it'll be using a new socket called AM3+ and won't have backwards capability with AM3. That's the skinny from AMD right now.
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in my very humble opinion AWG. When you start to mod the H50 then you start to get into the realm of "Why didn't I just buy a full loop instead". I'd suggest to just buy a piece of your WC setup per paycheck and then you will be perfectly happy in a few months when you get your full loop and have much better temps than on air. How hot does a 1090T run at 4.0 (I know each chip is different so I mean like an average chip with your current cooler)

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I'm using a Hyper 212+ with 2k Ultra Kazes on my 1090T and my temps are very manageable. I wasn't impressed with the H50 to be honest. I may play around with modding it soon though.
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Yeah I heard that too and it makes sense because it's a completely different architecture than the current chips (from the Athalons all the way to the PII 1090T's) So for them to be able to have backwards compatibility on the Bulldozer socket then they would have to really hinder the max capabilities of bulldozer. Like running a 1090T on a AM2+ board with DDR2 ram instead of a AM3 board with DDR3 Ram.

So EVGA send's a link to a page with a video (cheesy how to video that's meant to be cheesy) on how to do the whole RMA process, and they had a part where they are telling you to make sure that you take off all aftermarket coolers and put the card back to stock before sending it in or they wont honor the RMA. Well in the video at that point they have a EVGA GTX 460 on the table with no stock cooler on it, it has a Cooler Master V10 on it. That gave me a killer Idea. When I get my WC loop (I know that the logical Idea is to put the card in the loop but I'm going to get my GTX 480 water block last since I am doing a piece or 2 at a time and my first priority is to get the CPU on the loop) I might see if that will work lol. The TEC on the V10 is designed to kick in at higher temps so would be perfectly suited for a Fermi card. I'd imagine that the cooler could potentially keep the card nice and chilly for folding anyways since I wont be raising the Memory clocks much if any. Here's a link to the video, go check it out and have a good laugh http://www.evga.com/HowToRMA/

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FYI once Bulldozer does hit it'll be using a new socket called AM3+ and won't have backwards capability with AM3. That's the skinny from AMD right now.

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