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Wait for Bulldozer or get a 2500k?

Poll Results: What should I do?

 
  • 61% (32)
    Wait for Bulldozer (or at least more bulldozer info)
  • 38% (20)
    Buy an i5 2500k
52 Total Votes  
post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Okay, I am a college student majoring in CS and I use my computer quite often. I fix computers somewhat often(for money) and usually do backups and such using my desktop.

I do not have my desktop anymore and was wondering if you guys think I should use my laptop (HP dm1z) to repair comps and wait for more bulldozer info (performance/price/etc) or should I just buy a 2500k now. If I should buy a 2500k, where should I buy it? I don't live anywhere near a microcenter fyi.

EDIT: How long should I wait for bulldozer info before buying the 2500k?
Edited by K10 - 3/24/11 at 1:12am
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post #2 of 20
1. Buy an i5 2500k
2. Overclock it to 5GHz
3. ??????????????
4. Profit
post #3 of 20
Bulldozer still can't hold up against the Intel i7... I bet the older i3/i5s have no problem beating up all bulldozers.
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post #4 of 20
If you "need" a computer now get a 2500k, you will not be disappointed at all. If you can wait, then wait and see what bulldozer has to offer and make your decision then.
post #5 of 20
There still isn't near enough information to weigh in enough that I would be worth waiting for bulldozer at this point, remember there is going to be several models of the chip... I'm just going to take a stab at it, the one that actually going to be showing nice performance numbers of i7's if at all are going to be 750$ + at least.
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post #6 of 20
I'd wait and accumulate some cash to buy a Bulldozer chip. Moar cores= bigger epeen
post #7 of 20
If you can wait... wait.

If not, SB all the way.
post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenModer View Post
Bulldozer still can't hold up against the Intel i7... I bet the older i3/i5s have no problem beating up all bulldozers.
Where'd you get that information from, your ***?

All speculation man... don't spread false rumors.
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post #9 of 20
AMD might be able to pull of more calculations but they cant touch Intel when it comes to bandwith, speed, or latency. Thtas why they excel in games and most tasks.
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post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenModer View Post
Bulldozer still can't hold up against the Intel i7... I bet the older i3/i5s have no problem beating up all bulldozers.
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Originally Posted by dcyli View Post
Where'd you get that information from, your ***?

All speculation man... don't spread false rumors.
Exactly, talk less out your ass.
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