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post #1 of 18
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I am a first time builder and subscriber to Overclocker forum! I like the looks of AMD's price to performance and want to build an AMD rig around $1500.

Currently i have a asus k60-in laptop and i am desktopless. ( I NEEDZ MO POWA) As i was about to go out and buy all my parts i stumbled upon this new bulldozer cpu coming out that is exposed to "change the face of cpu's"

So i was left wondering if i should just go ahead now and purchase all my parts and build my rig or if it would be beneficial to wait for the new bulldozer.

And maybe if anyone has any suggestions on any other parts that would be better for my build please inform

Specs of new pc build:

CM 690 2 advanced Case
Asus M4A89GTD PRO or Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H
Amd phenom 2 X6 1090t B.E
G.skill Ripjaws 8 gigs
sapphire 6970
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA3 6Gb/s 64MB Cache Hard Drive
corsair hx 750w
C.M. 212 plus

Thankx allot
post #2 of 18
Well a few things:
Don't get your primary Hard Drive as a green drive, otherwise things will be slow and "laggy" for you.
You want to make sure to get a green drive.

I would suggest getting an AsRock 880G Extreme 3 instead of either those boards. Though if you can't get the AsRock then go for the Asus; the Gigabyte has terrible BIOS support for some reason.


Right now; building an AMD Phenom II x6 system is not a bad idea. Down the road you can pick up a bulldozer board, then a bulldozer CPU. So I wouldn't worry about not having an upgrade path.
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if it weren't for replacing the lame imac I would've waited for the BD!
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Be patient and wait for bulldozer you won't regret it!
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post #5 of 18
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thankx for the reply, i will be mostly shopping at canadacomputers.ca and they don't carry those boards, so i think i have to go with the asus.

What hard drive would you suggest?
post #6 of 18
Wait for the BullDozer
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post #8 of 18
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amd is priced pretty well for price to performance but my thoughts are is that if the bulldozer surpasses intel wont it be priced high? like a $1000 high lol
post #9 of 18
one or two moths away from BD. if you are not in big hurry, then i see no problem with waiting a bit.
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