Originally posted by Legolis140
im going to go athlon 64 its way cheeper then 410 dolors plus isnt that mostly for servers and stuff
get the opteron 170 from mwave, it is only $395, and it comes with a heatsink, where as the one on newegg is $410 and has no heatsink, so if you get it from mwave you will also save another $45 on top of that because you won't have to get a seperate cooler. The reason it is more expensive, is bacause it is dual core, it basicly has 2 CPUs on one chip, and all future games are going to be multithreaded, and dual core will give you a huge advantage. if you need to save yet more money, just get a cheaper case, and mabey only one gb of RAM, but I would seriouisly keep everything else, it is very worth it. also, I said eariler, these new socket 939 opterons preform just the same as athlon 64s.