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Old June 21, 2011, 07:45 AM
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Personally.. I would wait.

I got my rig about 6 months ago and upgraded from a single core athlon and 7800GT.
I was kinda forced into doing it at the time I did and so couldn't wait for sandybridge.

While my rig is good and I'm happy with it, if I could have waited I could have gotten better performance for less bucks.

My advice would be to wait till the new CPU's and GPU's are out and then build.
You will either get more current stuff for your money or a newer generation.
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Old June 21, 2011, 08:30 AM
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The funny thing is I'm running pretty much the exact same rig as your old one. But yeah I guess it does make more sense to wait until Bulldozer is out so I can get either get newer stuff or better value. Thanks.
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Old June 21, 2011, 12:05 PM
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Welcome 2 HWC! Consider simply adding a good gpu 4 now, and while waiting 4 BD, u can build up your budget again while enjoying a new video card. This can go 2 your next build, when ready.

Consider a 560/6950/570/6970. My preference is XFX 4 AMD graphics, and EVGA for Nvidia because of warranties, but the final choice is yours.

This would allow u 2 spend a bit more on the other components when BD does come out.
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