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I currently don't have a PC (I'm posting this from my fathers ****ty laptop). About 3-4 weeks ago I ordered parts for a sandy bridge build, but because it was out of stock at first & later because intel discovered a flaw in the motherboards, I still don't have a PC to use.
I'm clueless to what to do, but 1366, buy AMD, I honestly don't know.

I've been PC less for half a year, I can't stand this any longer!
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well, if you in a rush, get a am2 build, cheap 2gb ram, mobo, and x2, and get gpu and everyhthing else you want. THEN when sandy is fixed, or even ivy comes out which ever is first, upgrade.

PROFIT.
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well, if you in a rush, get a am2 build, cheap 2gb ram, mobo, and x2, and get gpu and everyhthing else you want. THEN when sandy is fixed, or even ivy comes out which ever is first, upgrade.

PROFIT.
My dad gave me a budget, so if buy a am2 nog and sandy later I will go over that budget, that really not an option for me. Thanks for the suggestion though, if I didn't have a strict budget that would be the way to go.
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Just have patience...you've waited this long, what is a little more? I'm sure Intel will fix the Sandy Bridge issue soon. Just buy the parts, keep them together, and wait. If you're really wanting something now, and you want AMD, it's a good time to get a Phenom2 chip, although Bulldozer is supposedly coming soon, which may drop prices.
Or perhaps just get a non-Sandy Bridge I5 or I7? They're still quite potent. Food for thought!
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Just wanted to let you know that the word on the street today is that Intel will have replacement boards as early as next week. If you don't have like 4 optical drives and 4 HDDs/SSDs or whatever, then you could just buy a 1155 board today (if you can find one) and use up your Sata 6.0Gb/s ports, as they're unaffected.

Otherwise, hang tight for a week or two and buy when the new boards go live. I know it'll be tough, but you won't regret it when you get up and running. If you go for "second-best" now, then you will always have Sandy in the back of your mind.
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budget?

cheap comp?
am2 + board + generic psu + 2gb ram? got a spare hhd?

n wait.. whats happening with ya SB?
    
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What's your budget? AM2 if you need uber cheap. 1366 if you have a bit of wallet room.
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I was gonna PM you and give you a source for SB mobos but you aren't in the US

Try to track down a SB mobo anyways.
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