So I've been running an AM2 + Phenom 2 940 since the board and processor came out. I have it paired with 5 gigs of DDR2 800 Ram and a GTX 260 Super Clocked. I've still be able to run everything I want at good settings however I want to upgrade for Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3.
I'm really thinking of upgrading my CPU , Motherboard, Ram, and picking up a SSD next month. However I'm torn if I should wait for the new AMD Processors or not. I'd upgrade my graphics card and case in like October.
Further more I have no idea what board to get. I'm hearing people talk about the Formula V a lot.
Any opinions and suggestions on what I should get would be greatly appreciated!
Oh I know I probably only need a Graphic Card upgrade to run everything smoothly on higher settings, it's just that my AM2+ CPU and Motherboard are older now is all. If I'm gonna upgrade to an SSD any how, I was thinking of doing most of the system.
I priced out a 1100T + motherboard + 12 Gigs of Ram for 400 bucks, which is pretty cheap. The motherboard I priced out I don't think has support for the new AMD Bulldozer stuff.
The PhII 1090T is $160 for the next day or so -- hard to top that price for pure GFLOPS in video work, especially when you disable Turbo and bump things up to 3.8-4GHz.
The advantage to BD over the x6 Thubans will be SSE4.x instructions and AVX (but it will be awhile before AVX really becomes mainstream).
I'm not really into spending the big bucks for BD at release -- I just can't figure out much lower the Thubans might go. $140-$150 would really get my attention ($160 has my 'order' finger twitching - LOL).