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What to do...system upgrades

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Hello! I'm looking to upgrade a few things / spend some money on one of my AMD rigs and I can't decide what to do...so I thought I'd ask here for a little advice.

Current System Specs:

AMD X4 640 @ 3.6GHz (1.36v)
MSI 890FXA-GD65
4GB ADATA Gamer DDR3 1600MHz
MSI HD6950 (unlocked HD6970)
2x Patriot Inferno 120GB SSD Raid0
Antec TP New 650W PSU

Cooling:
XSPC RS240 Rad
EK Supreme HF CPU Block
XSPC H2O 750 Pump/Res
1/2" ID tubing and compression fittings
Xigmatek XLF fans

I can't decide if I should upgrade my CPU from the X4 640 to a 1055t/1090t or if I should water cool the HD6950 by adding the EK 6970FC block. Both options will cost within $5 of each other, which makes it even harder to decide. My logic is saying to water cool the HD6950 and upgrade the CPU in 2-3 months when Bulldozer hits...but I hate waiting

What do you guys think? Thanks in advance
Maximus-407
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k ASUS Maximus IV Extreme GTX 680 GTX 680 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
GTX 680 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP Arctic White Corsair Force GT Custom 480MM H2O setup 
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GTX 680 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP Arctic White Corsair Force GT Custom 480MM H2O setup 
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post #2 of 4
Cool the video card.
HTPC
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AMD A-3870K AsRock A75 Pro (FM1) HyperX DDR3 1866 8 GB SAMSUNG 830 256gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB Plextor Black Blu-ray Burner Phenom II X4 stock Cooler Windows 10 
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LG M2762D-PM Glossy Black 27" 5ms (1920x1080) Antec HG 900 Gerenic ATX Case 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 2TB Plextor Black Blu-ray Burner Phenom II X4 stock Cooler Windows 10 
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LG M2762D-PM Glossy Black 27" 5ms (1920x1080) Antec HG 900 Gerenic ATX Case 
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post #3 of 4
Don't buy a new processor until Bulldozer comes out. When Bulldozer comes out the prices on 1090 and 1100 will probably drop in price.
My System
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 GA-890FXA-UD5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti G.Skill 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Western Digital Samsung F3 Western Digital 
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Asus DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Pro 64 Asus 27" 1080p 
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Logitech Wave Corsair 750TX HAF 922 Logitech MK550 
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G.Skill Western Digital Samsung F3 Western Digital 
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Asus DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Pro 64 Asus 27" 1080p 
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post #4 of 4
only 1-2 months till AMD FX Series release
And that motherboard will support AM3+
I say you wait
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