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It is time for an upgrade. As you can see by my specs in my signature my question is: "Build a 1090T or Like rig now or wait for Bulldozer?" (Whenever that would be.)

Thanks for the input.

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I wouldnt. I was going to also about 2 weeks ago, untill new SB boards came in. AMD will always be 2nd rate. From chips all the way to President. If you wait for that, than why not wait for this, and wait for that. It never ends man lol. Just pick SB build with 570 and be done with it. Good luck bud
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i think you should go for a sandy bridge take a look at this chart to know why
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go for the SB and it more future proof you can upgrad to ivey bridge that will has up to 35 % performance over the current génération
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Never seen so many *ntel hacks on an AMD thread! Nah, I'm just playin.

I really like to stay with AMD as I like to hold on to as much money as I can. More bang for the buck with AMD and I have had very good luck with overclocking AMD chips.

If I were to go Sandy Bridge, what chip would you recommend? My goals would be a minimum of a quad core, prefer Hex Core and looking to hit or exceed 4.0Ghz on air cooling.

How about hearing from the AMD fan club?

Thanks in advance!
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Never seen so many *ntel hacks on an AMD thread! Nah, I'm just playin.

I really like to stay with AMD as I like to hold on to as much money as I can. More bang for the buck with AMD and I have had very good luck with overclocking AMD chips.

If I were to go Sandy Bridge, what chip would you recommend? My goals would be a minimum of a quad core, prefer Hex Core and looking to hit or exceed 4.0Ghz on air cooling.

How about hearing from the AMD fan club?

Thanks in advance!

On Intel, you'll want a K-series CPU, as it is overclockable via multiplier and a P67 board. Whether you want 2500K or 2600K depends on what you're doing and if you have a use for 8 CPU threads. Either will hit 4.6 on air probably.

What concerns me most about BD is that that CPU diagram someone else posted, is what it DOES NOT say. They don't outright say "faster than sandybridge" anywhere even on the top end part. If BD competed with Sandy in sheer speed I'm sure AMD would advertise that big time.
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Never seen so many *ntel hacks on an AMD thread! Nah, I'm just playin.

I really like to stay with AMD as I like to hold on to as much money as I can. More bang for the buck with AMD and I have had very good luck with overclocking AMD chips.

If I were to go Sandy Bridge, what chip would you recommend? My goals would be a minimum of a quad core, prefer Hex Core and looking to hit or exceed 4.0Ghz on air cooling.

How about hearing from the AMD fan club?

Thanks in advance!
Well,good sandy bridge chips are:
i7 2600k
i5 2500k
but I would ask you to wait for amd bulldozer & see how it puts fight against sandy bridge.
Like you,I also love AMD very much.
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Good call. Everyone knows AMD is for budgets. But with 2500K at 230$ its cheap enough to be considered budget without the crappy chip. Dont wait. Go intel
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How soon does this system need to be built? Considering the success of the 1090T, if you want to stay on the AMD side, go with it. However, for the price, a sandy bridge isn't a bad choice. $300 will net a top SB model, which has been shown to cook a 980X. Intel is likely playing the pricing game right now, but we'll see once Bulldozer actually see the light of day.

As for motherboard price...can't really say one is more expensive than the other, as spending nearly $200 for a better end motherboard seems to be par for the course between brands.

AMD always being second rate? I seem to remember P4 users crying foul when the Athlon 64 was released, or even when the Athlon XP was beating the crap out of non-hyperthreaded P4s, especially when SSE2 wasn't enabled. I know a little of this, as I had a P4B 2.4 running at 3.6 (1.675 volts on 1.525 volt model), and an Athlon 2500+M @ 2.6 on 1.7 volts. The Athlon never lost at anything unless SSE2 was used. Keep in mind that was a non hyperthreaded P4 it was up against.

Fanboys exist. I am not one of them. Currently, price to performance considered, SB wins, even over Intel's vaunted hexcore from some reviews. It's a good chip; if only Intel had given it a good chipset out of the gate. I imagine some sales have suffered because of this.
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On Intel, you'll want a K-series CPU, as it is overclockable via multiplier and a P67 board.
Recommondations on a good P67 board with plenty of Overclocking features and support for both SLI and CF?

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Whether you want 2500K or 2600K depends on what you're doing and if you have a use for 8 CPU threads. Either will hit 4.6 on air probably.
I fold therefore I can always use 8 threads. But threads are not cores, my good watson. So lets call it a Quad.

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