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Should I make the switch?? HELP!

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Ok, here's the deal.
(I mostly game on my system, but am starting to screw around with 3d modeling, just FYI)

Microcenter has a deal on a AMD mobo+ cpu combo, the last mobo on the list is Bulldozer compatible, making me seriously consider selling my current parts.
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html

I would imagine that my CPU/MOBO/RAM/cpu cooler, is worth about $325-$350, and for that money I can get M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, and the Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition, AND 8gb of DDR3.

So while I would loose some CPU power in the mean time, I would have the option to upgrade to bulldozer in the future. If I stick with my current platform, if i need more cpu power in say, 3-4 years, i'll have no option but to upgrade everything in my computer.

Do you guys think that I'll need more CPU power for games in 3-4 years?

AHHHHH! I'm going crazy over this, I really want to support amd, but my current cpu is such a monster, what do I do?
    
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I'd wait for motherboards with AM3+ sockets.

While that board may be compatible, most likely with a bios update, you won't get the full feature set of the BD chips if you plug it in there. Personally I wouldn't want a crippled CPU.

So ya, wait and do a full upgrade at the time. Besides, your current setup will more than suffice for the next couple months until it's released.
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I suppose I'm just afraid that my hardware won't be worth as much in a few months. What these cpu/mobo's sell for right now it the best it'll ever get.
    
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Ya, I agree! Your current system can play games very well, and I think you'd regret going from a quad core to a dual core cpu!
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You think the prices on used parts will drop that much in 2 months? Your CPU will already be worth a little more because it's on the rarer side.
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post #6 of 6
i wouldnt go from your current setup to an x2 itll make you want to cry, im sure of it!

anything less than an AMD Phenom II X4 975 will give you a loss in performance and even with that chip the gain wouldnt be worth the money/ hassle!
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