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.
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 ...
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.
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.