I've been operating on a really crappy (5+ years old) system for a long time but I recently got a job waiting tables and make a lot in tips, which I plan to be putting into a high-end system for myself. My friends aren't really into computers for the most part so I thought I'd come try here
I know little about building computers but I've heard that the AMD AM2 socket is going to be the new standard for AMD processors, as 939 has been in the past years. Right now I'm running on a 939 mainboard, and I've been wondering whether I should go ahead and buy a AM2 mainboard to base my new system on. I'd like to have a system that'll last a while before I have to upgrade it again, so I don't want to be stuck on a dying chipset...but it seems the AM2 processors available are freakishly expensive, whereas the AMD 939 processors are ridiculously cheap; I had my eye on a 939 Athlon64 X2 4200+, which is something like 180 dollars on newegg.
Any help will be appreciated.