please help me again here:
ok i've gone away and read up on things for a long time now...
i am really torn between an opty 165 and an am2 x2 6000+ but i think i have the answer for my needs.
i plan to get the opty and OC it, keep my 2gb of ddr1 and my not-very-old 939 mobo, and get another 7600gs for sli.
today a used opty 165 went on ebay for £46 ($92) inc postage.
i'm going to concentrate on creating a cooling system.
in a couple of months after i've got some experience OCing and cooling i think i'll go for an am2 x2 6000+ and see how far i can OC that. i'll get a new graphics card or two, mobo and some hot ram.
is there any better i can do than an x2 6000+? i do have up to $2000 to spend, but i do want to be frugle. and i do want an amd not an intel.
is there an amd system i can build with ddr3 ram? is there a dual processor mobo (two seperate cpus)? basically what's the beefiest amd system i can make?!!
ah, my last question. this is such a newbie question but it's just something i've forgotten really. ...what sort of benefit will i get from a stick of ddr2 over ddr1? i know ddr2 will run quicker, but how's/ what's that going to help?
p.s. can anyone tell me why my ram is running at 167.9mhz when i think it should be at 200? perhaps i'm wrong.