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Windows 7: What do you guys think of this Bulldozer MB ?

07 Jul 2011   #21
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
yes i know of this .the reason why i changed from intel was i always had cooling issues
I've been fortunate to not have cooling issues with either platform. And 95% of the time, I run the stock coolers...I'm even overclocked on a stock Intel Cooler on my Q9550.


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07 Jul 2011   #22
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

well the intel one i had was prebuilt by a shop and had a asrock mainboard

I of course added things later to find out that ths shop guy used cheap parts from the jump

Thats another reason why i build my own people try to sucker you to much
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07 Jul 2011   #23
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
well the intel one i had was prebuilt by a shop and had a asrock mainboard

I of course added things later to find out that ths shop guy used cheap parts from the jump

Thats another reason why i build my own people try to sucker you to much
Absolutely True
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07 Jul 2011   #24
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Thats another reason why i build my own people try to sucker you to much
Of course, people often want to get the highest specs they can find and the absolute lowest cost...hence the reason cheap parts are often used.
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07 Jul 2011   #25
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

This one seen here is available now if i want to grab it

looks pretty nice and has enough slots for the proper x fire

ram timmings seem good

still don't want to jump the gun

FRYS.com*|*MSI

also this is the ram i was looking at

http://www.frys.com/product/6495222?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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07 Jul 2011   #26
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

That MSI board just happens to be the next generation of my current 890 and I will tell you it's a fantastic mobo.
What do you guys think of this Bulldozer MB ?-hpim1189.jpg


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07 Jul 2011   #27
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have just been reading a German review for the new AMD Llano A8-3850 quad core 2,9 Ghz. The onboard graphic chip HD6550D works with 600Mhz and is supposed to be twice as fast as the HD Graphics 3000 that is in the new Intel processors. Unfortunately the AMD processor itself is not very interesting and only manages to match the Intel Core i5 661 3,33Mhz. coming behind the AMD Phenom 2 X4 965 3,4 Ghz
I hope the Bulldozer chips fare better
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07 Jul 2011   #28
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
i currently have a 965BE

so that is not a issue, but how is the board holding up besides that ?

Tweek thank you for chiming in as well glad you took noticed of the post

That actually was one of the boards they have a sabortooth for 199.99 with 4 x 16 pci lanes for quadfire not that i need it but i can get one with 4x 16x lanes
If you find a board you like you won't be disappointed. Overall, I'm happy with the performance but I really need a better chip to see what it's capable of (I know I won't know fully until BD chips are available but I can wait)
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07 Jul 2011   #29
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
If you find a board you like you won't be disappointed.
Well, you might be disappointed if you had an older AMD chip, and then bought a new AMD board, followed by a new AMD chip only to find out that a comparable Intel board and chip could provide better performance for about the same cost. That's why I would wait to ensure that Bulldozer is a great competitive chip. Same reason why I'm on the fence of suggesting anybody build an Intel rig right now, because it's best to wait for Bulldozer as it might be more powerful for less price.
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07 Jul 2011   #30
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
If you find a board you like you won't be disappointed.
Well, you might be disappointed if you had an older AMD chip, and then bought a new AMD board, followed by a new AMD chip only to find out that a comparable Intel board and chip could provide better performance for about the same cost. That's why I would wait to ensure that Bulldozer is a great competitive chip. Same reason why I'm on the fence of suggesting anybody build an Intel rig right now, because it's best to wait for Bulldozer as it might be more powerful for less price.
I don't see it like that, but I know what you mean. I went from a 790X (DDR2) to a 990FXA and just the RAM upgrade alone was worth it. I'm not suggesting that everyone should go and buy a new AM3+ board but enthusiasts like us like to have the latest gear (I know I do at least) Plus, I'm expecting big things from BD and refuse the pay over $1000 for an Intel chip.
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