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post #1 of 7
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Hey guys,

I figured Ide post here because I have a couple questions...

My build is almost complete but now I am thinking about processors and gaming and such. I may go intel...

Ive got all the parts ready but then I didnt buy the processor, mobo, and Ram because I heard of BD but Im going to be gaming... so intel may work better for me.

Anyways, should I go for SB now? I would be buying it roughly 2 weeks from today because I just bought new tires. Would prices drop for SB once BD is released? (opinions, of course because no1 can predict the future) Is the sabertooth b3 p67 board good with a 2500k or 2600k processor?
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post #2 of 7
I doubt you'd see a price drop around BD release. Only possible way would be if it beats SB on all levels and is cheaper. Doubt all that would happen, but more than likely SB would only drop a little.
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I doubt it. SB prices are pretty much consistent with the prices of the 1st gen i7s when they were first released and those prices didn't drop for a while. Sandybridge just came out. I would say you are better off with sb for gaming anyway so I would stick with intel.
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post #4 of 7
Yeah, go ahead and pick Sandy Bridge up when you can. The price drops shouldn't be very much, if there even are any.
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Could you guys recommend me a good combo? Im honostly more educated in AMD MoBo's and CPU's.
I need a MoBo, CPU, and RAM for around $450-500. Im in Canada also, but prices shouldnt differ much as I can price match to a local computer shop.
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post #6 of 7
I would personally go for the asus sabertooth and a 2500k if you are just gaming.
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Ok thnx for the help guys
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