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post #1 of 21
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I'm wondering for Future Proof, wait for Bulldozer, or get a x4 955/965/970 or a hexa core 1050,1060... for a few bucks more? My wonder is which one will be the most future proof. I'm not building each year, I build for a min. of 4 years.

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post #2 of 21
Lol,

Yeah, 4 years? Not really going to happen then, my machine isn't really going to last 4 years. 2 years yeah, *maybe...

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I'm wondering for Future Proof, wait for Bulldozer...
Waiting for future technology is always the most future proof.
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How are you going to future proof a Pentium II?
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How are you going to future proof a Pentium II?
Are you trolling? He's talking about the Phenom II, also known as a PII
post #6 of 21
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LOL, seriously Pentium II? cmon man. Anyways, I can definitly last 4 years with a good computer, I had my P3 (Pentium ) for almost 5-6 years. Now my Athlon x2 3800+ is 4y old and it's getting slow. But my wonder is if the two extra cores really will make a difference in future.
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post #7 of 21
Well,

I'd go with teh x6 tbh. Whilst the extra 2 cores aren't supported in any games at the moment, they might be in future

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post #8 of 21
Min. of 4 years? Nothing AMD offers can pull that off. If you want a rig to last 4 years. Build an SR2 with 2 xeon 5680s. That setup will last a very long time. Skulltrail can still hold its own with dual QX9775.
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Alright, and last question which of the hexa core is most worth for the buck?
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post #10 of 21
If you're anxious to buy now, then the Phenom II X6 is your best bet. If you're willing to wait for a few more months, Bulldozer and the fixed Sandy Bridge will be your best bet(s). Of course, you could just wait, and wait, and wait.... the question is, how long are you willing to wait?

You can get AMD's best X6 right now for $200 (with code: SIS19777) + FS on TigerDirect:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...9&sku=A79-1100
 
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