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Old 10-02-2005, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,
This is my second PC Build and im having trouble deciding on my motherboard/prossessor. Here is a list of the componets i want to put into my system:
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Harddrive
Memory (2 512's)
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DVD+RW
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I was having trouble with my motherboard and prossessor...
I picked this Board n prossessor out at 1st:
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They are Socket A products, but some1 told me that socket A is or has been phased out that its old technoligy. THey said i sould get a Socket 939. So i chose these other 2:
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What does every1 think? Stick with the Socket A or pay more and get socket 939 but pay more?
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What do you want to do with it? For gaming, go with Skt. 939, but if it is just a machine that will never be upgraded again and is used only to surf the net, get the Socket A.
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ya i want a gaming pc and i will update it later... does it make that much of a diff? either way i think ill go wit the 939
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What is your budget? I recommend the 3700+ if you can get it.
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3700+
thats a big diff... can my board handel that?
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It's all about your budget. The best bang/buck processor is the AMD Athlon 64 3000+, but no one here seems to think it's powerful enough for a gaming build. I bought one because I believe that it is. You can save money now, but still upgrade in the future! You can choose the motherboard on your own picking the features you see fit.

In a motherboard, I would STRONGLY recommend getting a PCI express x16 slot. SLI is going to be overrated, because of some reasons I'll explain if you feel like you need to see my biased side. But, nevertheless, PCIe is the future, and you should get a motherboard with it.

Those are my thoughts, feel free to argue with me all day long fellas.

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i do have 1 of those, think thats not enough? and im new to the building thing, overclocking nvr done it think i need to learn?
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I like your motherboard, although I've heard the ASUS socket 939 boards are kinda buggy. Maybe look into MSI, DFI, Gigabyte, or even my budget board, an ECS! but those three brands seem to have the best rate of success.

Good luck on your 2nd build.

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