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  1. Vrgn86 New Member

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    Hello, My son needs a new desktop, want to give him my current system and build an AMD system if I can find a setup that will OUT PERFORM the system in specs.Only need MB CPU RAM all else I have, if no combination will out perform current then will build AMD for gaming rig. All suggestions welcome. Need system before Bulldozer comes out may upgrade later if needed. Budget is ~$500 for mb cpu ram. Is this possible?
     
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    i5 2500K based group will set you back by a bit less than $500 and will outperform the i7 920 in most tasks.
     
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    Most tasks, Gaming? I was thinking AMD would be better due to future upgrade-ability. To bulldozer? Also best bang for buck? Is there no current AMD combo that is faster than the i7 920?
     
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    Current combo, no not really. You could go with an 1100T setup, and the extra 2 cores might help out in the rare instance you are running a program that really uses 6 cores(encoding for example), but really overall the 1100T is still slightly behind the 920 in performance.
     
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    Thank you for the info, do you think bulldozer will be up to it?
     
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    No....I don't think Bulldozer will be worth it......and I'm an AMD fanboy
     
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    Thank you! I have this combo in my cart. What cha think?
     

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    I'd go with the cheaper 955BE and just push the multiplier up.
     
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    Just about to click the buy, any suggestions before I do?
     
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