Originally Posted by rectifryer
The AMD system is getting converted into a HTPC/server for all storage in the house. I have to build another CPU regardless. So I figured, instead of buying a crap cpu for the HTPC, why not make a capable device that can also act as server then build another cpu altogether for recording. Its more this way, but its only around 600 dollars more which isnt alot considering IMO.
That gives me a blank slate, if you will. From what I can tell, a 2600k will still outperform a 1055t by far in bench tests. Those tests are from Anandtech so I have no idea how biased they are. I do love my thuban, but I hope that a couple generations later something has came up to replace it.
With the price drops on the FX-8150/8120 and the fact that your board supports the FX series it may be worth it for you to give it a trial run. I use a 1045T and an FX-8150 for crunching and easily get 50% more output from the 8150. If you don't like the performance increase, you can always setup a SB/IB system later after some more research.