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The way I see it...whether you go to an AMD phenom II x4 965 or 2500k your gonna be blown away..simply because it will move faster...now, what you could do is this..get yourself the inexpensive and game friendly 965 amd processor, and a good motherboard...oc it a bit if necessary and enjoy your games...upgrade to sb build in about 6-8 months and then youll have something to compare the performance to...the boards being affected is not a big deal, thatès why I got one..I may not even get any of the revised boards because I may upgrade around christmas to LGA2011...but the way I see it..coming from your current build..getting a 955 or 965, overclocking it and getting a ssd will make you happy!

Who cares what you have under the hood, really...if you use a good motherboard, an oc 955, and an ssd your set...with the money you save, get a gtx 570...

Get that setup and youll be happy with the performance..then upgrade later to sb or bd later on with the money youll save
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i think im gonna go with a 1090t build, its the cheapest for the best performance
Don't, clock for clock Phenom II's are crap compared to i7's. If you play any games that only utilize 2-3 threads you will get bottlenecking with your 5850. Either get a i7 950, i5 750 or the absolute best course of action is waiting for the sandy bridge mobos to come back and get a i5 2500k. Seriously, you get what you pay for with phenom II's and that is an inferior product by a rather large margin when it comes to performance.
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Okay, im gonna go sandy bridge, whats a good motherboard to get that has 2 PCI slots, and what sata ports can I use?
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Asus P8p67 pro...sata 6 gb ports..cant remember how many are on there...just avoid sata 2 (if you want)..the issue only effects a small percentage of users over a long duration of time..but, by then you will either upgrade or forget about it...I have the deluxe p8p67 and itès a good mobo
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Asus P8p67 pro...sata 6 gb ports..cant remember how many are on there...just avoid sata 2 (if you want)..the issue only effects a small percentage of users over a long duration of time..but, by then you will either upgrade or forget about it...I have the deluxe p8p67 and itès a good mobo
Thanks for all your help man.


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I do not know why you guys think that going to a i7 or a buldozer is gonna make that much of a difference in gaming. Let me tell you this - my buddy runs a Q6600 overclocked to 3.0 Ghz with a GTX 560. We both game at 1680 X 1050, which is considered a lower resolution anymore. And yet, we essentially get the same gaming performance. There is NO DIFFERENCE whatsoever if look and feel of games. Now if you bench or just want bragging rights, go with whatever floats your boat. But if you ONLY game, then just get the an awesome GPU and you are set.
If I spoke wrong, please educate me.
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np...you dont gotta spend big money to get big performance..just plan carefully and tweak when necessary
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An i5 750 will bring as much gaming performance as any amd chip or socket 1366 cpu.
Hyper thread is useless,and actually the 2500k would be best.
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I do not know why you guys think that going to a i7 or a buldozer is gonna make that much of a difference in gaming. Let me tell you this - my buddy runs a Q6600 overclocked to 3.0 Ghz with a GTX 560. We both game at 1680 X 1050, which is considered a lower resolution anymore. And yet, we essentially get the same gaming performance. There is NO DIFFERENCE whatsoever if look and feel of games. Now if you bench or just want bragging rights, go with whatever floats your boat. But if you ONLY game, then just get the an awesome GPU and you are set.
If I spoke wrong, please educate me.
Any top end card or sli/xfire setup is going to get bottlenecked when it comes to cpu intensive parts of games that only utilize 2-3 threads with that cpu. There is a difference, you just don't notice one since you only have a mid-high end card. If you had a 580 or an sli setup you would see your gpu usage spike in any cpu intensive game.
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Any top end card or sli/xfire setup is going to get bottlenecked when it comes to cpu intensive parts of games that only utilize 2-3 threads with that cpu. There is a difference, you just don't notice one since you only have a mid-high end card. If you had a 580 or an sli setup you would see your gpu usage spike in any cpu intensive game.
Ok. I am gonna hold you to it !

My second 6950 arrives next week and I will cross fire. My buddy is getting a second GTX 560 that he will SLI. So, we will see how performance goes from there. But honestly, I was lead to believe at higher resolution, it is mostly your GPU and CPU has very little to do.
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