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  • 64% (9)
    Wait for BD
  • 35% (5)
    Pull the trigger for the HS(get 1155 now)
14 Total Votes  
post #11 of 17
Whilst I totally agree with Korlus's post, I voted wait for BD. Simple reason is it's so close now that if I was in your shoes and I bought the SB, then BD was faster and cheaper i'd be really pissed off.

That's what happened when I bought my Athlon X2 3800 (I wanted an X2 5000, but they unavailable, so got this as a place holder) system 5 years ago, I knew C2D were just round the corner but I was convinced they would be far more expensive, and wasn't convinced how much faster they would be. So now I would rather play the waiting game.
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post #12 of 17
What it comes down to is this: Can you make do now for another month (or so) as you are quite happily, or would you pay about $20-30 (at most) to upgrade early?

I can't see AMD's Bulldozer beating the i5 2500k for performance in games (post-overclock). What I can see them doing is getting very close to it for cheaper. Mainly because I expect all of their processors to have some ability to overclock.

Why would so many people buy the 2500k if there was a 2300k? What I imagine AMD doing is driving down Intel's prices.

I mean, I could be wrong, and at this stage, it's mere speculation, but we know that it's not going to ship with any stunning new technology that you're desperately going to need/want. There won't be PCI Express v3 just yet (as far as I'm aware, at least), and an i5 2500k when overclocked is probably the best single CPU for gaming right now.


AMD's module design for bulldozer appears to me to be akin to their hex-core method of throwing more cores at something to make it run faster. Sure, it'll work, and for programmes which can use all of that power, it'll work really, really well. The problem is for us gamers that most games don't use all of that power.


Once again - if you're happy waiting that time, then feel free to do so. Purchasing with more knowledge rather than less is always a good thing... but bare in mind that you're giving up time with this potential new computer of yours.

Do you think it's worth it?
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post #13 of 17
Pull the trigger. If there's one thing I've learned from building pc's, if you're the guy that's waiting for the next best thing, you'll be waiting for an eternity. Something new is ALWAYS around the corner. Period.
post #14 of 17
Thank you captain obvious.

But BD really is 1-3 months away.
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post #15 of 17
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So i know BD is not to far off, might just wait and see what happens or might just pull the dam trigger and blow some **** up before it gets here.

but as of now its a waiting game still.....
    
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post #16 of 17
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Thank you captain obvious.

But BD really is 1-3 months away.
Yeah. And when BD get's here, Ivy "really is 1-3 months away."

smartass...
post #17 of 17
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lol we all know this is the trend with computer tech, "well XX is close to release" then once that hits its the next best thing.....
    
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