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hey guys i want to upgrade my am2+ socket processer / motherboard.

i have been with amd for my past 2 systems (only owned 2 systems) and never EVER have i had problem with them, now with sandy bridges out, does it really destory amd?

the main purpose for my computer is for gaming, not overcloking mabe but most likely not now, so is it better to go intel or amd ( yes i know this is a age old debate) but i want to know if amd still has bang for its buck.
I was like you, every system Ive ever owned has been an AMD, I finally made the jump to an i7 950 and this thing absolutely blows my old phenom out of the water, everything about my computer just feels snappier, now that could be the new mobo, ddr3 ram, and the overclock on the processor but I could not be happier with my switch.
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post #22 of 37
Your motherboard is AM2/AM2+/AM3 compatible. It's a multi-socket board. I've owned about four of those boards and it's the one mATX board I stress the most for when people decide they want to go for AMD.
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post #23 of 37
Yeah if you wanna future your self for longer i would get a SB setup which will set you back like $400-600 depending on what you get.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445 8gb of DDR3 1600 $134.99 & 2.99 S&H

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813135279 ECS P67H2-A3 $99.99 & 7.56 S&H

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072 Intel 2500K $224.99 free S&H

Totals up to around $470 shipped to my location, which really isnt a bad deal if you dont plan to OC yet and if you do it is there in case you want to.

And yes I know why get 8gb well, why not if he isnt gonna upgrade for a while after this better to get 8gb of DDR3 while it is quite cheap since 2gb of DDR2 was $100 when I got my first quad.
Edited by terraprime - 1/25/11 at 9:58pm
 
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post #24 of 37
^^

the op is in canada. Newegg.ca prices NEVER EVER match .com prices. It's always a couple dollars more and 5 bucks more for shipping on average. It kinda sucks.

@ op

personally, i'd just get a 955be for 150 (well, really, i'd get 555 BE and try to unlock but that's just me for 90) and let that hold out till the new cpus are out.
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post #25 of 37
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^^

the op is in canada. Newegg.ca prices NEVER EVER match .com prices. It's always a couple dollars more and 5 bucks more for shipping on average. It kinda sucks.

@ op

personally, i'd just get a 955be for 150 (well, really, i'd get 555 BE and try to unlock but that's just me for 90) and let that hold out till the new cpus are out.
Oh must of missed that in there about being in CA , but what is the chances tho that it will unlock since I seen ppl get them and cant unlock at all or only get 1 extra core sometimes 2 more cores.

Ok yeah would be more like $500 CAD if you live near Quebec(used H9W 1A1). Freaking GST adds like $25 GAH no wonder your parts cost more

Edited by terraprime - 1/25/11 at 10:13pm
 
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post #26 of 37
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ok so i was looking at this cpu cooler to help with my overheating problems

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835103065

can you buy an extra 120mm fan for the opposite side
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post #27 of 37
I think it's not the right time to buy a CPU.

SB easily outperforms both AMD and older Intel's solutions, but with Bulldozer so close (2 months man, that's close) and promising to redefine the concept of CPU... I wouldn't risk myself to blow money into a SB for it to be lately outperformed/matched by AMD's solution at a lower cost (which's gonna happen for sure)
   
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post #28 of 37
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promising to redefine the concept of CPU...
lol where do you guys get this stuff?

It has L1 , L2, L3, FP, and an integer core...

Its nothing redefining... It's an x86 processor.
    
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lol where do you guys get this stuff?

It has L1 , L2, L3, FP, and an integer core...

Its nothing redefining... It's an x86 processor.
X86 with no 64bit support is it?
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64 bit is an extension of x86, and is still an x86 chip.
    
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