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September 8, 2010 12:56:09 PM

Uses: Slight Gaming, Movies, Some Editing, General Purposes
most intensive games id play probably are SC2, CoD MW2 (prob the new one when it comes out), WoW

tho id like to try to get a computer to last....which leads me to my next point...should i wait until next quarter for a new system build to get the new processors (bulldozer or intels)

What I Have:
Monitor (16:9 1680x1050 resolution 22" LG WW2242TQ)
Keyboard
Mouse
Speakers

What I need:
All others
and
OS (windows 7 64 bit)

Budget is around 1000$ +/- 100-200 (the less the better

Try to use canadian sites like tigerdirect.ca newegg.ca canadacomputers.com and any other canadian sites.

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September 8, 2010 1:00:21 PM

^ If you can wait till the next quater, then certainly I would suggest you to wait...

The Sandy bridge seems very promising, and also is the AMD Bulldozer...
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September 8, 2010 1:02:29 PM

my main issue/concern is i heard that they will be replacing the current chipsets so any current mobo will become obsolete (definitely want to avoid that)
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September 8, 2010 1:05:47 PM

^ Yes that is the main reason why I said you to wait...
The next-gen CPUs come totally with newer socket and chipsets...

LGA 1156 -> Replaced by LGA 1155
LGA 1366 ->Replaced by LGA 1365

Next-gen Bulldozers might work on current AM3 mobos, but that has not been officially or unofficially confirmed yet...
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September 8, 2010 1:17:16 PM

gkay09 said:
^ Yes that is the main reason why I said you to wait...
The next-gen CPUs come totally with newer socket and chipsets...

LGA 1156 -> Replaced by LGA 1155
LGA 1366 ->Replaced by LGA 1365

Next-gen Bulldozers might work on current AM3 mobos, but that has not been officially or unofficially confirmed yet...



No, they won't. Confirmed on the Bulldozer Blog, Bulldozer will use a new AM3+ chipslot that will not be backwards compatable with AM2/2+/3.

Basically, all current chipsets will be obsolete in 4-7 months.
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September 8, 2010 1:18:49 PM

^ You sure? Sources ?
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September 8, 2010 1:31:49 PM

gkay09 said:
^ You sure? Sources ?



from this: http://blogs.amd.com/work/2010/08/30/bulldozer-20-quest...

in the comments:

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Paul September 7, 2010

is something unclear…we will can use zambezi cpu on our AM3 platform?or we need a new socket?
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John Fruehe September 7, 2010

Zambezi will work in AM3+ only.


emphasis mine. Bulldozer is backwards compatable with the latest Opteron sockets, but not AM2+/AM3. It'll need new motherboards.

In the main blog article is this:
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Bulldozer will fit into the current “Maranello” and “San Marino/Adelaide” platforms. “Maranello” is our high performance platform that will support up to 4 CPUs. Combining a “Maranello” platform with the upcoming 16-core “Interlagos” processors, the total core density of a 4P system will reach as many as 64 cores.
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September 8, 2010 1:50:53 PM

so i may as well just wait then
so i dont get totally screwed over
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September 8, 2010 1:58:59 PM

AH *** D:

Damn it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, my build is off till january...
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September 8, 2010 2:43:57 PM

well, Bulldozer might not be out until April.

There's always better 6 months away
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September 9, 2010 4:41:37 AM

^ Thanks for the info on the AM3...
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September 9, 2010 10:27:01 AM

Unfortunately, it's also been confirmed by AMD to work in AM3.

There was a change somewhere in the plans on whether it was going to work or not and different people are saying different things. Kyle of Hardocp specifically asked them at Hotchips and got a yes. (CBA to link).
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September 9, 2010 10:51:48 AM

^ Uncertainties everywhere...
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