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Right now my setup is an E8400 stock, ATI 6850 1gb, 4 gigs of ram, Win7 x64. I just upgraded my graphics card from a 4850 since the fan died on me I just got a new card instead of replacing the fan. When I first built this rig I was expecting to go quad core eventually but really never had the cash last year. The price of C2Quads never dropped like I hoped when then new architecture came out. This is the processor I'd get if I stick with the rest of my stuff. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041
I figured maybe since I'm getting a nice return and I've got a steady job I could just wait till the new AMD processors come out and just upgrade the mobo, and ram as well. I would also be using the computer for music production so the more ram and processing power the better.
Question is when exactly are these new processors coming out?
If its like still a year a way, I don't want to wait that long so I'd just get a Quad or a 6 core Phenom II and find an board hat can be made to support AM3+ with a bios update.
Well anyways thanks for your time, any suggestions or build ideas are welcome. I'm looking to spend 600ish and only on a new processor, mobo and ram.