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Old 03-09-2006, 02:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This year in May, i was going to build a pc with a 4200 X2, 2gb of ram and a 7800gt

But now this Conroe is coming out and i'm thinking if i should wait for it and then also bag me some ddr2. So the major question is should i wait for this cpu and see how it goes against am2? Also will the Conroe work with vista fine? And will this cpu be relativly future proof for a while?

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Old 03-09-2006, 02:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if u are already waiting until may, another month or two wont hurt you and youll get to see the performance of the two new platforms

id say wait, but thats just me
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd wait as well. Infact, I'm planning my first build and have decided to wait.
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Definately wait , its tuff but it will be worth it
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I'm waiting for the AMD K8L Quad core before I get a new one.
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Definitely wait.

If you want Conroe, you have to wait for the 965 chipset, which won't be released until July at the earliest.

If you want future AMD CPUs, you'll have to wait for Socket AM2, which won't be released to June.

Bottom Line: If you want to build, you should wait till the summer unless for some reason it's urgent.
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