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Bang for buck amd mobo/cpu

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#26
Why do you guys say i3-2100 can't be upgraded?
It can be upgrade to a 2500[K], 2600[K], and even to Ivy Bridge whenever it's released...

And there's absolutely NO benchmarks on Bulldozer yet.
And I HIGHLY doubt processors that were designed to support higher multi-threading (8-cores, 16 threads) were meant to outperform Sandy Bridge's gamer platforms.
Please go find me a game or applications a budget user would use that requires 16 threads.
And if you want that many threads, wait until X79 when it offers performance + multi-threads.

An AM3 MoBo that will support AM3+, I'm sure it's a simple BIOS update. But I would expect only the higher-end $200+ boards will get the attention of a BIOS update. Which is not in his budget..
 

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Yes the i3 would be better . And Intel is made in America and for this reason I plan to stick with them .
Malaysia and Costa Rica are not in the United States.:p

An AM3 MoBo that will support AM3+, I'm sure it's a simple BIOS update. But I would expect only the higher-end $200+ boards will get the attention of a BIOS update. Which is not in his budget..
I agree. Plus, for any reason I simply don't like buying cheap motherboards unless you are doing absolutely no tweaking whatsoever. Even so, cheap motherboards = cheap power componentry.
 
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An AM3 MoBo that will support AM3+, I'm sure it's a simple BIOS update. But I would expect only the higher-end $200+ boards will get the attention of a BIOS update. Which is not in his budget..
Naah, pretty much all boards that can use AM3 cpu's had their BIOSes updated, even the low end boards and I assume the same will happen with AM3+.
 

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Malaysia and Costa Rica are not in the United States.:p
Strange My CPU said it was made in America AMD CPU's ( ALL of them ) Said they were made in Malaysia . Strange ...
 
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Strange My CPU said it was made in America AMD CPU's ( ALL of them ) Said they were made in Malaysia . Strange ...
and under the cap both are made in Germany.

Both companys have fabs all over the world, AMD has there main base in California, but i do think intel has a fab in the usa that AMD does not so ill give you that.

Dont kid ya self when you think intel only makes there cpu's in usa ;)
 
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