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Hey folks,

I'm trying to decide what to do for my next build.. I had felt like I should go AMD, since the prices are good and the performance is good bang for the buck.

BUT.. I've had several people make me aware of this.. "Sandy Bridge" phenomenon. And then they also made me aware that the Sandy Bridge mobo's are all recalled at the moment..

Well.. that's annoying. I want to update my system NAO.

So I was considering either building an i5-760 or going with the Phenom II X4.. the price is practically the same for the two, but I've read several comparisons that put the i5 over the X4 in several key categories (among them being Adobe After Effects, and Gaming)..

But I'm wondering.. should I just wait for Sandy Bridge mobo's to come back on the market? I'm not searching for the top tier by any means.. I just need to update this old rig I have.. heh.

Thanks guys.
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Wait. There is no point in buying old technology when new technology is so close to release (SB fix and BD).
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Wait. There is no point in buying old technology when new technology is so close to release (SB fix and BD).
Yea, but is it going to be expensive? I have no problem with being below top tier. If i5-760 or P2 X4 with an GTX 470 will get me what I want, that's what I'm most inclined to do. I don't need top performance.
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Yea, but is it going to be expensive? I have no problem with being below top tier. If i5-760 or P2 X4 with an GTX 470 will get me what I want, that's what I'm most inclined to do. I don't need top performance.
An i5 2500k is only $25 more than the i5 750/760 on Newegg...
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I would wait... I'm waiting for the release of SB mobo's to upgrade my rig as well.
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An i5 2500k is only $25 more than the i5 750/760 on Newegg.
What about the boards though? Are they going to be expensive when they come back out?

And has there been any word on how long til they come back?
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Wait for Bulldozer. They'll be showing it off at CeBit and then you can decide. Besides, once May roles around (the time of CeBit) Sandy Bridge might have some price drops for the early summer.
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I'm not a fanboy or anything but with good memory and NorthBoard overclocks the P2's are pretty beastly especially when you look at the cost (remember 890fx boards are cheaper than intel as well). Ive had a deneb before this thuban and they oc'd about the same to an extent. Deneb could go to 3.8ghz on the stock cooling + slight voltage bump (965 be) or 4ghz on a h50. Thuban is about the same but doesnt hit a wall till 4.4ghz. Im loaded an rambling so ill stop. GOOD P2 + GOOD MOBO = GOOD PERFORMANCE & best bang for buck factoring in AMD.

This is all based on not waiting for SB or BD.
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What about the boards though? Are they going to be expensive when they come back out?

And has there been any word on how long til they come back?
What do you consider expensive?
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Wait for Bulldozer. They'll be showing it off at CeBit and then you can decide. Besides, once May roles around (the time of CeBit) Sandy Bridge might have some price drops for the early summer.
CeBit is coming in 5 days so hold your breath for it
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