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Poll Results: Should I upgrade or wait...?

Poll expired: Mar 22, 2011  
  • 22% (2)
    1090t
  • 66% (6)
    Wait for BD
  • 11% (1)
    neither, go intel
9 Total Votes  
post #1 of 19
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Hey everyone. I am in desperate need to build a new pc. I have a few pieces already but I have 1 major question.
Should I buy an AMD phenom II 1090t and a crosshair IV formula or wait for bulldozer? Apparently tho, the bulldozer isn't supposed to have all of it's highend performance chips until the 2nd wave of them a couple months after their initial release. (from what I was told)
So, think I should upgrade now, or wait?
Also, don't know if anyone knows this or not, do you think a corsair H70 will work with AM3+?
Thanks all in advance!
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post #2 of 19
if you can get the 1090T for cheap - go for it

I predict bulldozer will only be only be a small upgrade from the phenom X6
post #3 of 19
I say wait for the BD to come out. Then at that time, the ph2 could be cheaper. Or you could get a BD and have love time with it.
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post #4 of 19
dont like intel?


my advice., go for SB, ppl who want to play the waiting game, be my guest. this will happen everytime. after BD comes out, the company will release some other tech and u will start the waiting game again.


if u want amd. then thuban it is!


h70 should work. amd isnt changing the socket (as in the holes for the coolers)
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post #5 of 19
I built my rig about 4 months ago. I can play anything I throw at it (except for get a ton of points folding!).

I'll build a new rig when BD comes out, but if Sandy britches out performs BD then I'll reluctantly switch to Intel.
    
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post #6 of 19
If u want a comp now le I5 2500k is the way to go for bang for the buck.
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post #7 of 19
If you upgrade or not is up to you.

The rule of thumb is that if you need/want to upgrade then do it!

As other have said getting a new AMD system now is a bit of waste as there is the Sandy Bridge with the mighty i5 2500K.

Lastly, I'm pretty sure that any AM3 coolers will work on AM3+ sockets.
    
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post #8 of 19
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Well as for performance of BD, if I'm correct AMD said it would be about 50% more then the phenom II. Don't quote me on that tho.

As for intel, I don't mind them at all. But i'v been hearing a lot of bad things about the SB from friends of mine. Such as being really resistant to OCing and the fact that they had the recall or whatever on some of them definitely raises an eye. Not to mention, I don't have a lot of money to play with right now so trying to get the best bang for ma buck.

Thanks for the replies guys. Also glad to hear the H70 should work on the AM3+. =)
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Don't get the 1090t BE, get the 1055t
    
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
Don't get the 1090t BE, get the 1055t
lol and why do u say that?
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