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June 9, 2012 6:07:08 PM

Hello everyone,

Currently saving for a CPU + Motherboard, need some opinions on what to get.


I dont prefer any make, but I have the idea that AMD Am3+ socket will be more future proof than the 1155 socket.

Personally I´m thinking about either a Piledriver Fx 6100 equivelent or the best I3 Ivy bridge.




Details:

Purchase date - November/ December 2012
Budget - 200€ max (CPU + Motherboard)
Overclocking - Yes

Many thanks!
June 9, 2012 6:09:12 PM

Forgot to add,

Current System:

- Q6600 (B3)
- HAF 922
- Corsair H100
- Evga GTX560 Ti
- 8GB RAM
- Corsair 500W PSU
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June 10, 2012 1:25:43 AM

with that in mind and you wanting to go cheap with OC then i would go for a AMD pile driver that is supposed to be released 3Q 2012. if not then i would go with a BD FX and windows 8 (also 3Q 2012)

intel are faster chips stock but are very limited in OC unless you go with a i5 K series which is very expensive just for the CPU. if your looking a future proofing then I3 will be useless very quick as alot of games like arma 3 that is about to be release requires quad core for decent gaming performance.
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June 10, 2012 1:27:55 AM

PD might use a different socket.

You really shouldn't need to upgrade a cpu until 2013, where you can see Haswell's performance. Right now that Q6600 should be good up until another year with a good 3ghz+ oc.
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June 10, 2012 1:41:53 AM

amuffin said:
PD might use a different socket.

You really shouldn't need to upgrade a cpu until 2013, where you can see Haswell's performance. Right now that Q6600 should be good up until another year with a good 3ghz+ oc.


from everything ive read and the new 1k chipsets (PD ready) from amd are going to be on AM3+. PD is BD with some fixes here and there.

http://www.techpowerup.com/154796/AMD-1090FX-and-1070-C...

EDIT: there has been speculation about using FM2 socket but i doubt they will for the FX series but trinity (A Series) should be FM2

and i agree you dont really need to upgrade at the moment. but if you wait and save more you can get a good Quad core haswell which should be better than PD but how much is still speculation.

June 10, 2012 11:30:23 PM

rinval said:
from everything ive read and the new 1k chipsets (PD ready) from amd are going to be on AM3+. PD is BD with some fixes here and there.

http://www.techpowerup.com/154796/AMD-1090FX-and-1070-C...

EDIT: there has been speculation about using FM2 socket but i doubt they will for the FX series but trinity (A Series) should be FM2

and i agree you dont really need to upgrade at the moment. but if you wait and save more you can get a good Quad core haswell which should be better than PD but how much is still speculation.


Many thanks for the replies,

Well today my LGA775 motherboard stoped working, took it to a PC shop, and nothing to do but buy a new one, so I guess I´ll have to make a decision, wait for piledriver and not use the desktop until 3Q 2012, buy Bulldozer, or a cheap Sandy Bridge I3 one that supports overclock ...

Any advice?

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June 11, 2012 1:53:22 AM

Sandy Bridge Core i3 CPUs do not support overclocking. You'll need to buy a Core i5-2500k, i5-2550k, i7-2600k or i7-2700k if you want to do any overclocking.

Piledriver will likey be socket AM3+. Not sure if Steamroller will still support that socket though. However, even if Piledriver manages to be 10% - 15% faster than Bulldozer, it's performance will be comparable to Intel 1st generation of Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs. That means it will be around 10% slower than Sandy Bridge CPUs and around 14% slower than Ivy Bridge CPUs.
June 11, 2012 11:23:04 AM

Well just got a cheap, Asus P5G41T-M LX3 Motherboard, will get my Q6600 to 2,9 Ghz to keep it running until Piledriver comes out.

jaguarskx, read your post and searched for the i5-2500k, and although I only had intel until now, the 2500k is the same price as the fx 8150, which is a lot more than I need, so if piledriver is 10%-15% faster than bulldozer and not a lot pricier, will go AMD and overclock.

Many thanks everyone for the replies!
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