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So,I know many people on here are waiting for bulldozer (Like myself ) What are you planning to buy when bulldozer drop's the ball? here is what I am planning on purchesing

- The high end 8-core CPU
- One of the higher end Air cooler's
- High end motherborde that supports AM3+
- Another GTX460 or a GTX480SOC
- 4 more Gigs of ram
-New power supply (gonna go overkill with 1000W+)
-120GB+ SSD
- 6 of these fan's http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835706015
Edited by stormwin11 - 2/20/11 at 12:52pm
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Carefully weigh the performance against the i5 2500k, then consider price, and replace my E5200 secondary system with one or the other.

What's with the 1kw PSU for 2 460s ? You said overkill, but I don't understand the point.
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Im going to wait and see how good/bad it is vs my i5-2500k
If its only ~40% extra power in benchmarks and little real world performance increases ill skip it
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putting one under water as soon as it's released
post #5 of 66
A decent overclocking board (last decent one I had was 939)
Whatever has the most cores/cache for the least 'cache'
We'll see how this OCZ 2000 does in a system that can push it, otherwise high perf RAM.

Current cpu/mb/ram is probably going to the lady, where I will take her Q8300 and make an ESXi server.
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post
Carefully weigh the performance against the i5 2500k, then consider price, and replace my E5200 secondary system with one or the other.

What's with the 1kw PSU for 2 460s ? You said overkill, but I don't understand the point.
By overkill i mean it is overkill for now but in the future if I do SLI with more powerful cards I wont have to buy a new psu
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post #7 of 66
1. Don't get more RAM, replace the RAM that you have. It's terrible.
2. You don't need a new power supply for SLI 460's, you'd just be wasting your money.
3. Again, why those fans?

Oh, and my plans? I'm probably gonna wait until ivy bridge.
 
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post #8 of 66
Bulldozer, if performance/price is good, I would get the 8 core and build a watercooling setup. I would also need a new mobo.
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post #9 of 66
I'm probably going to get bulldozer for my first build. I don't want to keep on pushing back the build but they're going to have 16 cores in the 2nd generation. There's also Ivy Bridge and Haswell.
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What are you planning to buy when bulldozer drop's the ball?
.... I'm hoping Bulldozer DOESN'T drop the ball....
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