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as from my findings i haven't come across a for sure release date as well, is amd normally pretty good at releasing within time frames or do you think the new bulldozer cpu will be postponed until q4
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Wait for Bulldozer. Even if the new chips are too expensive, you might see a slight reduction in the prices of AM3 CPUs and motherboards.
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I suggest waiting. If BD succeeds, you can get it and have a monster system. If it fails, you still win as it would tend to drive down prices of current AMD processors (and Intel too to a lesser degree).

Bottom line: waiting a couple of months can likely save you money, give you more choices, and ultimately greater bang for your buck.
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Originally Posted by CZ_FTW View Post
as from my findings i haven't come across a for sure release date as well, is amd normally pretty good at releasing within time frames or do you think the new bulldozer cpu will be postponed until q4
Bulldozer is not delayed/postponed.
It has a Q2 Release. It's moving on schedule.

No official price has been quoted; but AMD is not stupid, they will continue to fight a price war and stay in an affordable range for consumers.
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post #15 of 18
Upgrade now if you need to and get the MSI 890FXA-GD65 with AM3+ support.

If it doesn't actually support it when Bulldozer comes out, contact them and tell them to replace the board with one that does support AM3+.
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post #16 of 18
If you want to build now you could go budget on the motherboard / cpu to replace later and use the ones you buy now for a server / htpc / backup computer / folding / etc.

Samsung F3 or WD Black / Blue for HDD.
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post #17 of 18
when is bulldozer slated to be releaseD? and will 1090t and 965 prices go down?
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Q2
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