OK john calm down Im not gonna buy replace or whatever now. That's why Im here in the forums so that I could conduct my own research and will not be noob anymore. Once, I look in the processor by its frequency but know I realize that frequency is really that matter as long as you have a nice grfx card right?
My budget is $200 to be exact. This $200 will not increase nor decrease of course in this 1 whole year. This is just an excess of my tuition fee. I understand what you want to pertain which is the futuristic side of the motherboard isn't? So that I can upgrade in the future whenever need comes right?
Well I understand that of course and I WANT THAT really. But since im stuck into the $200 budget, I have no choice but for this setup only
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice Socket 754 $114.99
ASUS K8N-E $ 64.00
So in that price I still have change :P. Well my reason is, I am, yeah, a gamer but not into those resource hog games. A slight bit increase in performance if I choose the setup above will be ok to me. I don't need something that I can max out all details effects and others (well in my dreams I want it :P) I am just thinking whether if I switch to AMD board with identical price or somehow not too much higher than my setup now will give me at least SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT of performance, I am already contented.
And last, at least I could focus on save money for a high end AGP8X video card although I know that it will cost me much more, at least I will not think anything else to earn.
This is my final choice of processor and mobo. Well again, Im not buying yet. Just picking out now. :P
So my question is, will my preferred setup of $178.99 will give me a SLIGHT improvements of performance rather than my Pentium 4 setup now? If I could for example be able to buy a GeForce 6600 video card, will it boost my gaming performance from my setup now? Because if I switch to the AMD setup, I'll stick first to my old 5200 while hunting some bucks somewhere :P. Besides, Im annoyed to the noise created by Pentium 4 fan and most of people use AMD especially gamers that's why I came to stuck here in the first place