doing my first amd build in years with amd cpu...

Discussion in 'hardware' started by zfactor, Sep 18, 2011.

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  1. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

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    as more of a budget system in comparison to intel's i7 2600k this will be in use as a htpc but a higher end one and will perform more than just htpc duties it will do everything else as well like convertxtodvd use internet browsing and some gaming but gaming will def not be its main use.

    i decided to play with a amd system this time around especially since bulldozer is due out very soon. i know ill get a am3+ board so i can run a newer bulldozer chip at that time but.... im torn now between a 1100t and a 965/975/980 quad as well.

    for those into amd which would you use and why...thanks
     
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  2. Ranget

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    take a cheap cpu if you willing to change to bulldozer soon
    if not get the Best for the money


    for me i Love this cpu 1055t
     
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    i may not change right away till i see more tests and then it will be a question of how much more will i gain for the price. if bulldozer ends up costing say 400$ or something i will wait till prices drop down on them so this chip will end up in use for a while in that case. i just dont know if for everyday things the extras 2 cores will benefit me at all vs the say the 980 or 975 which are cheaper by about 30-40$ from some prices i have found.

    if i go six core ill go 1090t or 1100t...
     
  4. Ranget

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    if your not very rushed to buy it

    wait another little

    because even if the bulldozer price was high current cpu prices will drop
    :)
     
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    Problem with that is that since hardware moves forward so quickly by the time you've waited something faster and better is just around the corner...and then you have to wait some more...and the thing will never get built lol :D

    @zfactor - just get the best bang for buck for now until bulldozer available as Ranget says above
     
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