I currently am running a AMD Phenom II X6 1055t @2.8Ghz with a MSI NF750-G55 motherboard. It already has capability to sli , which i prob wont use and a msi overclocking switch which is easy and simple to use, but thinking its time to update to an am3+ motherboard with the 990fx chipset as this motherboard is from 2010. i decided that i need a new motherboard.
going to am3+ will get me the option to go to an FX processor and it'll utilize my 1600MHz ram that is current down speed to 1333MHz. and they way i look at it might as well not go cheap on a new one but obviously not to much. I think my choice is either the Sabertooth or ASRock. just the open box thing im not to sure about yet.
yeah i read up on bulldozer fx series and havent heard much and that physical core phenoms are very similar and arnt worth the upgrade and if 2nd gen Fx r better and use am3+ it'll be worth the motherboard upgrade, and my psu isnt to great to get an OC out of my phenom x6 and the ram, so will be doing a psu upgrade as well, and quite stuck on getting an am3+ motherboard. or is pile driver completely different from 2nd gen/future bulldozer, from what i see piledriver will be an apu, but im not sure lol
Intel isnt really an option cause the cost where i can get an am3+ motherboard, and run a piledriver when they release but prob not on release some time after. and yes once i get a better psu i'll overclock my 1055t. also doing the motherboard upgrade in part of buying the motherboard off craigslist which it has ran fine and was worth the money, but some reviews say the MSI NF750-G55 some times can start on fire or get red hot. not saying im expecting it to do so or worried its just a little out dated.
as i said above a new am3+ gives me the options if i want to get piledriver or bulldozer, it'll still run my phenom fine so if i dont upgrade to me i didnt really waste much.