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I want to upgrade my system soon but I dont know if I should go with an Intel build or wait for the AMD Bulldozer.

Wait for AMD Bulldozer or Go with Intel Sandy Bridge? And why?

My computer is mainly going to be used for gaming.
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 1/9/11 at 1:40am
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Your rig is good enough to hold out a couple of months and see how it all goes down
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post #3 of 53
You're already on AM3 platform
There is an indirect upgrade path (AM3+ motherboard first [supports AM3 CPU], AM3+ CPU [AMD FX/Bulldozer] later)
Just something to consider
post #4 of 53
Bulldozer could be the best gaming chip for the next three years or it could be mediocre, you'll have to wait.

If your desperate to upgrade now, then yes buy the SB it's fantastic, just don't listen to anyone telling you Bulldozer will be this or that when AMD won't even tell us.
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Keep buying, support the world economy.
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post #6 of 53
You've got a pretty sweet setup currently.

Sandy Bridge is quite fancy from what I've read but in your situation it can't hurt to wait and see how Bulldozer performs.

Personally, I can't wait to see if Bulldozer will be all that and a bag of chips but we'll have to wait and see. It's all speculation at this point
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post #7 of 53
I'm waiting for bulldozer release to find out....
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Keep buying, support the world economy.
Are you buying a SB then? And a BD after that? Then an IV?
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post #9 of 53
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Not knowing anything about the Bulldozer just gets me more stoked about it!! Maybe they're hiding it for a reason?? Anyone know of a release date other than Q1 2011? I wanna know how long i'd have to wait. =(
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 1/9/11 at 2:00am
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post #10 of 53
Impossible, and pointless thread. We don't know anything about bulldozer yet, only speculation.

All we know is the here and now, which is sandy bridge.
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