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post #1 of 10
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I would really like to switch to a motherboard that supports SLI without a hack, and the obvious choice to me is the 2500k with a decent board.

I can't decide what to do though!

I could sell my current CPU+Processor+H50 for around $375 I would guess(appraisals for that would be good too), And switch to SB at little cost to me

Or I could wait for Bulldozer and hope that there are some decent OC'ing SLI boards that come out for AM3+

What would you do in this situation?

BTW if someone gave me a reasonable offer for my current CPU, Board, and Cooler I would probably go for it.
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I'm sort of in the same boat, although not because of SLI. The best option is probably to wait for BD and decide then, but waiting sucks.
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I'm sort of in the same boat, although not because of SLI. The best option is probably to wait for BD and decide then, but waiting sucks.
Well the part of that for me that changes things is what are the chances there will be a good SLI board for AMD? I mean I could switch to a AM3 board with an NVIDIA chipset but I really doubt it could get my 1055T to 4 GHZ like my current board does
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post #4 of 10
Just did some searching, and found this. Of course, it has to be taken with a grain of salt considering it's just based on this "confidential" slide:

post #5 of 10
I am in the same boat.

I at this point do really see what AMD is going to pull out of their hat. Intel has thoroughly killed them at the budget price point and the high performance arena.

I hope AMD comes out with a knock out but it will have to be a quantum leap to out run Intels offerings.
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Wait for bulldozer? might as well wait for ivy bridge if you can hold on for another 2-3 months.
    
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Wait for bulldozer? might as well wait for ivy bridge if you can hold on for another 2-3 months.
By that way of thinking, you may as well wait to see how IB stacks up against the 2nd gen. enhanced BD.

I'm personally waiting for Bulldozer before I make my upgrade decision. Any more waiting past that, doesn't make a whole lot of sense imo.
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post #8 of 10
Another one waiting in line. If Bulldozer doesn't deliver (and its going to have to be a pretty impressive leap from AMD's current line) then I'm going SB-E or IB...

This is your last chance AMD. Get the basics right, I don't want 8 cores, I want 4 (or so) at a per-core performance that matches Intel!
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post #9 of 10
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Well I went ahead and listed my stuff in the FS section if anyone is interested. I guess if I get an offer that will make up my mind for me

http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...1055t-h50.html
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post #10 of 10
I made the plunge to Intel for the first time in my system building life. I was considering waiting for BD and I am glad I didn't!

Check my sig for specs.

--yergg
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