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I'm considering selling my i5 750 + motherboard for a Phenom II X6 1090T + Biostar 890FX. My CPU + mobo would sell for $220, and the Phenom II + 890FX could be bought for $320. It would open up Crossfire, which I would love to eventually use a year from now, but I'm a little poor, so I'm not sure if it's worth it.

So, is it worth it to shell out the extra dough to switch platforms?
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I would wait to see what AMD is offering with their upcoming Bulldozer chips.
It will give you time to save a few more bucks as well!
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I don't think you'd have that much performance unless you're playing games that can take advantage of the 6 cores, I also think you should wait for bulldozer.
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post #4 of 10
Depends; do you do anything that would benefit more from the X6?
If it's primarily for gaming you could just sell/upgrade your board and save a few bucks.
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post #5 of 10
Keep the 750, the 1090T is slower in gaming see here.
post #6 of 10
I had a 750 and it was the best processor I ever owned. I only sold it because it was in a system I sold for a ton of cash.


basically the 1090t is kinda overrated and I am an AMD guy for the most part.

If ur bored with your CPU/mobo just get a SB combo or wait for Bulldozer.
    
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Well, I'm selling the i5 anyway ! I'll probably end up waiting and being without a rig for a while until the right time. Glad I didn't make a rash decision; I've had tons of Phenom II systems already and been disappointed with all of them... Finally, I switched back to Intel and I haven't built a new rig in over a year.

+rep all! danke
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Sounds like you already had your mind made up then asked anyway...
Would also put in my vote for keeping the i5.
I do not see myself upgrading for years to come.
Each new year will bring something else for us to drool over.
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Originally Posted by aaronmonto View Post
I'm considering selling my i5 750 + motherboard for a Phenom II X6 1090T + Biostar 890FX. My CPU + mobo would sell for $220, and the Phenom II + 890FX could be bought for $320. It would open up Crossfire, which I would love to eventually use a year from now, but I'm a little poor, so I'm not sure if it's worth it.

So, is it worth it to shell out the extra dough to switch platforms?
Not worth it. The X6 won't give you any benefit at all over the 750. In fact, you're sacrificing a ton of performance since 99% of games do not utilize more than four threads. And even in games that utilize six, the X6 isn't going to be much faster.
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Sounds like you already had your mind made up then asked anyway...
Would also put in my vote for keeping the i5.
I do not see myself upgrading for years to come.
Each new year will bring something else for us to drool over.
Well, I still haven't sold it, but I'm already in agreement with someone else who wants to buy it later this week. Everyone wants to feel satisfied with their transactional agreements. And it turns out I'm not going to buy a Phenom II. The responses I got were quite helpful.

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Not worth it. The X6 won't give you any benefit at all over the 750. In fact, you're sacrificing a ton of performance since 99% of games do not utilize more than four threads. And even in games that utilize six, the X6 isn't going to be much faster.
+rep; I'll definitely be waiting before buying new hardware.
Edited by aaronmonto - 2/27/11 at 11:32pm
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