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I am a few months away from building a Intel Sandy Bridge System (Specs below) and I've heard alot of units are faulty and will likely degrade over time (the mobo's).

I was told to wait for Sandy Bridge over 1366, so does this mean I will be told to wait for Intel's next generation of Motherboards?

I don't know what I should do.
What about you guys?

Thanks, Danny
Edited by DannyTheGamer - 2/4/11 at 5:14am
    
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Your probably will have to wait a month before they can restock everything.
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I would wait it out in till the new chip sets are released, plus by the time they are released bulldozer should close to release, so you can see what they have to offer too.
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The Sandy bridge will be fixed and re-released around/before Bulldozer is released.
So no you don't have to wait for Ivy Bridge
I am (and would adise you to) wait for Bulldozer to come out and then decide between Bd and SB
    
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Id wait......its going to be longer than a month thou

in the meantime,AMD has just lowered prices,,,,,,,,FTW
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The Sandy bridge will be fixed and re-released around/before Bulldozer is released.
So no you don't have to wait for Ivy Bridge
I am (and would adise you to) wait for Bulldozer to come out and then decide between Bd and SB
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Originally Posted by xXjay247Xx View Post
I would wait it out in till the new chip sets are released, plus by the time they are released bulldozer should close to release, so you can see what they have to offer too.
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Your probably will have to wait a month before they can restock everything.
Thank you for the advice, what kind of advantages and disadvantages would come with Bulldozer (AMD right? - I've never used an AMD system apart from with a HD 5850).

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Originally Posted by DannyTheGamer View Post
I am a few months away from building a Intel Sandy Bridge System (Specs below) and I've heard alot of units are faulty and will likely degrade over time (the mobo's).

I was told to wait for Sandy Bridge over 1156, so does this mean I will be told to wait for Intel's next generation of Motherboards?

I don't know what I should do.
What about you guys?

Thanks, Danny
I say forget waiting....There will always be something better coming out in a few months...If your always waiting then you will never get a new computer...
    
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Thank you for the advice, what kind of advantages and disadvantages would come with Bulldozer (AMD right? - I've never used an AMD system apart from with a HD 5850).

+REP to all.
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AMD have the Bang for the buck chips whilst Intel are Higher performance for a higher price
The best thing to do is wait and then when Bulldozer comes out give it a week or two to let everyone test them out and then you can make your decision
Worst thing that can happen is Bulldozer turns out to be terrible and you can just grab an i5 2500k or i7 2600k which have both proven themselves to be amazing chips
    
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Thank you for the advice, what kind of advantages and disadvantages would come with Bulldozer (AMD right? - I've never used an AMD system apart from with a HD 5850).

+REP to all.
One is it has 8 cores but that's not really a advantage in games, it all depends on clock for clock really, plus AMD price their chips very well, so you could also save allot of cash.
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I know this is off topic but i just couldnt help myself
I was looking at your specs for your new computer and swapped aorund a few parts
(Feel free to ignore me)

Instead of the 2tb Wd

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-181-_-Product

1Tb (2tb seems overkill) $50 less and an amazing hdd


Instead of 8 kington Ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...13&Tpk=g.skill

4gb (8gb also seems overkill for gaming) $45 less

And instead of h70

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product

Both are great coolers but you can't beat hyper 212 for bang for the buck

That should save you around $175 for a new ssd or maybe money towards another gtx 470

Just my
    
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