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Planning on upgrading my CPU and motherboard. Very interested in Sandy Bridge. I overclock my system, but I am in no means an enthusiast. I'm planning on keeping my next system for the next few years. Should I upgrade from AM3 to LGA 1155 or should I wait for LGA 2011? Remember, I am not looking for anything flashy.
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If you plan on keeping the same mobo/cpu combo for the life of the computer, you should buy now. Or, if your budget conscious, wait for the hype over LGA2011 and then buy LGA1155 when its cheap. I personally am an amd guy, so I say Phenom x6.
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If you plan on keeping the same mobo/cpu combo for the life of the computer, you should buy now. Or, if your budget conscious, wait for the hype over LGA2011 and then buy LGA1155 when its cheap. I personally am an amd guy, so I say Phenom x6.
I am neither a AMD or Intel guy, I'm just go with whatever offers good performance. I would get an Phenom II X6, but when compared to my 965. I don't see anything significantly improved. I'm planning on keeping the CPU and motherboard for at least 2 years.
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If you aren't looking for flashy then what are you looking for? Game performance? Multi-threaded app performance? Price? If it's games your into then what you have will last you at the minimum another year...I seriously got away with a Pentium 4 2.4ghz and a ti4600 until about 9 months ago.
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It depends on what you are going to do with the computer. Your current rig is pretty good. If all you do is game on it, are you having bottle neck issues with your CPU? If not you should just wait till Bulldozer is released. At that time there will hopefully be some more information about LGA2011.
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Or, if your budget conscious, wait for the hype over LGA2011 and then buy LGA1155 when its cheap.
Wouldn't hold your breath on that one

*edit* Like said above though, I'd wait, your rig is solid, and you never know, dozer might sneak up and blow our socks off in a few months.
Edited by Fletcherea - 1/14/11 at 1:57pm
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Your rig is decent enough to wait until AM3+ and LGA 2011.
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