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I need to know which way to fall down

replace my sig rig cpu with a 1055 or 1090 , or completely jump ship sell everything I own and a couple teeth and pick up an i7 x58 combo.

I've no racism or bad feelings either way I was raised AMD but I own both.
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I have few thoughts, the 1090T will usually OC higher. But your mobo might not like it very well as when it's OC'd it will pull 140w+. This is with either the 1055 or 1090T. So you may need to upgrade the mobo as well. This is where I got info from http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...hase-list.html
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If you must build now or upgrade now, Sell you're old gear and walk across the Sandy bridge =]

Or be a little patient save you're money and buy a Bulldozer once they are released, then you can probably ride that bulldozer across the sandybridge. & let the competitions for AMD vs. Intel begin
Edited by httuner - 4/19/11 at 12:28am
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Stay away from x58 unless you live near a MC, even then, stay away.
    
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P67 i5 2500k! or wait for bulldozer
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jdobbs86 View Post

I've no racism or bad feelings either way I was raised AMD but I own both.
Are AMD and Intel race specific? I had no idea. Can I only use Intel if i'm Filipino or AMD if i'm an Eskimo?

What are the rules?

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Wait for bulldozer
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post #8 of 12
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Thanks everybody for the chat and sorry it took me so long to figure out this form..
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Sandman View Post
I have few thoughts, the 1090T will usually OC higher. But your mobo might not like it very well as when it's OC'd it will pull 140w+. This is with either the 1055 or 1090T. So you may need to upgrade the mobo as well. This is where I got info from http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...hase-list.html
I figured that woulds be the case

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Originally Posted by httuner View Post
If you must build now or upgrade now, Sell you're old gear and walk across the Sandy bridge =]

Or be a little patient save you're money and buy a Bulldozer once they are released, then you can probably ride that bulldozer across the sandybridge. & let the competitions for AMD vs. Intel begin
I like sandy bridge in fact since I have the worlds greatest job I get to spend my bosses money crossing that bridge today...back and forth three or four times

Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Stay away from x58 unless you live near a MC, even then, stay away.
I live about an hour and some change from MC, but I work about 20 minutes away...

Quote:
Originally Posted by purpleannex View Post
Are AMD and Intel race specific? I had no idea. Can I only use Intel if i'm Filipino or AMD if i'm an Eskimo?

What are the rules?

yes and yes... I'm glad you're so understanding

luckily being a hybrid jew I can really go either way

----

and for all the other comments about sandy bridge and bulldozer. I would love to, but bulldozer Im impatient and sandy bridge when it's my money I guess Im still a little leery of it but realistically teh only thing that kept me from buying the 2500k was limited number of thread... since not only do I want to OC my pc, i really will be using it for some mid range to hard core cad so the more threads the better

on that note last night I did something Im sure is completely foolish...

bought an asus maximus III mATX 1156 board...no idea, absolutely no idea why

good news is I do live close to mc so an i7 870 is only 230 bucks

and sorry it took me a couple of days to figure out this forum
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post #9 of 12
Get down from the fence and pick up some of the AMD chips near those tomatoes.They should be fine.

I fail to see a relationship between the CPU you use and the race also.

You can also see people buying expensive Intel rigs using the consumer crediting (at least in my country) so the income is also not necesarelly related to the CPU brand used.
   
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Depends on what you want the PC for.

If you are a coder, a 1055 will do nicely.
If you are a PC gamer, leave the CPU alone and dump the cash into your PCIX16 slot.
If you are a very impatient video editor jump ship to Intel and you likely save a couple minutes out of a 24hour day.

As long as a person has a CPU that was released in the last five years, I believe it is far more important to upgrade memory, GPU, and even the hard drive before the CPU. This may change in the future, but software isn't really pushing hardware much these days.
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