yes it is true, but if its any better is another question. I'll tell you what I know.
Luckily AM2 is newer, but the same price. It takes DDR2 not DDR which some people say is bad, because DDR2 has more relaxed timings which I guess is bad for overclocking. I don't know of any probs with it other than its not really the best thing out there.
Also Conroe is out now so most people will tell you to think about that too. It'll come to newegg in 2 weeks, but you can preorder it off other sites.
Opteron 175 + Scythe Infinity
2 gigs corsair XMS DDR 400
XFX geforce 6800 XT
30G Maxtor + 250G Maxtor
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