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I built this PC last summer. It's the first time I've built my own, but now I'm addicted. I want to build a new one and give this to my parents. AM2 is comin soon, so I'll definitly wait for it, but my question is how long should I wait? How long will it take before Intel and AMD battle out the next wave of CPU's? I'm by no means married to AMD, so I want to make the best decision possible. When will we know what the best next platform is?
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probably around fall/late summer
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I think fall to mid winter all the new cpu's /mobo's will be out. Dont worry because im sitting here waiting with you..LOL Im upgrading as soon as i know what the best system out.
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Haha, yeah, maybe Christmas time will be the perfect time to start looking for parts. I'll be making Santa's list early.
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
I think fall to mid winter all the new cpu's /mobo's will be out. Dont worry because im sitting here waiting with you..LOL Im upgrading as soon as i know what the best system out.
Not gonna wait for Conroe?, that should be out same time also, im gonna have to compair the legit benchmarks before making any kind of dicision
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fall definatey, the initial releases will have issues, and if you wait a month or two a bunch of ofter workshop bugs will be worked out

offf topic: thanks for eating my my brain simon
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I'm in the same situation... I built my computer a little over a year ago, and I'm going to start saving my money to build a new one later this year. I'm excited to see what all the manufactures come out with. Especialy AMD and Intel. And I'm sure ATI and nVidia will have some new lines of products out then too.
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Yeah hybrid, that's what I was getting at. I want to wait until any issues are worked out of the AM2 and Conroe lines. There may not be any, but who knows. It's a really cool year for the industry, in both the AMD and Intel camps.
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Ya i said mid winter because while im sure all the new stuff will be out, theres always bugs that need worked out and there will be enouph time for me to scope out whos on top (AMD or Intel)... then ill buy based on the highest performer.
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Quote:
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Yeah hybrid, that's what I was getting at. I want to wait until any issues are worked out of the AM2 and Conroe lines. There may not be any, but who knows. It's a really cool year for the industry, in both the AMD and Intel camps.
Its always a good year, new stuff coming out all the time , but this may be a big one, one to settle the next 1-2 years of who will be leading the cpu gaming industry , can't wait, im so hyped
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