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Old 07-28-2006, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy which socket is best?

What is better?

Single socket or dual socket.

I want to get a dual socket motherboard for gaming (Half-Life 2) but i have heard some criticism about them.

This is the mobo that i want to get.
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...il.php?UID=614

I also don't know which socket i should get?
I've read that 940 is one the better sockets that supports dual cpu's.

I'm new into building computers, so i need some help.
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can get a single socket mobo and get an AM2 or S939 mobo then get a DUAL CORE cpu... it's cheaper in the long run...
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Dual socket is better, you can have two dual core processors and have 4 cores!

I would love to get my hands on a dual socket 940 mobo, and maybe a couple Opteron 275s, anybody feeling me?
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Okay actually you don't want dual sockets for games, if you're willing to fork out that much cache, er, cash ( how lame, but I typed cache first and was like whatever. ) then you could easily get a Core 2 Extreme X6800 and two 7950GX2's in an SLi motherboard and totally obliterate any of our systems.

You DO NOT need a dual socket motherboard or Opteron processors.


I repeat. You do NOT want a dual socket system for gaming. That motherboard has an AGP slot with sucks, you DO NOT WANT THAT SYSTEM!!

Give us your budget, and we'll build you the best possible gaming system you can get for the money.
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I don't know what is wrong with a dual socket system for gaming and dual-core opteron cpu's.

I want to build a decent pc for under 1000$

I already have a maxtor 160 gig harddrive from my old pc and i have 3 sticks of 512mb, DDR, 400, CL3 memory that i got from someone.

I want to find a decent mobo with dual socket with a pci express x16 if there is one.
this a link to the parts that i was looking at.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I suppose you could go dual-socket dual-core, but will you be able to buy that and a decent GFX card, and still fit it inside your $1000 budget. I think not, but I haven't exactly checked American prices recently.
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There is no way you're gunna be able to get two dual cores, and a PCI-E dual socket 940 motherboard and everything else for $1000. $1000 isn't enough, it just isn't. Instead, build this:

Case/PSU
[Find what case you want]

CPU (Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual Core) $169.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735

Motherboard $108.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130049

Harddrive (250Gb SATA) $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152025

DVD Burner $31.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101010

Videocard (Geforce 7900GT KO Superclocked) $289.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130016

Ram (2048MB) $157.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145098

It will run all games so far on high settings.

There is no reason for you to waste money on a dual socket system, especially with a budget of $1000.
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Quote:
I don't know what is wrong with a dual socket system for gaming and dual-core opteron cpu's.
please listen when you are given advice after you have already confessed:

Quote:
I'm new into building computers, so i need some help.
if your main aim is gaming your money would be VERY badly invested in a dual s940 system. there is the fact that the range of s940 motherboards with anything useful for gaming is quite poor they are truly intended for servers. ECC ram will not serve gaming well. if you get a s940 motherboard your current memory will be useless. now aside from all that there is also the fact that as is no game will even effectively use a dual core processor. THE ONLY TRUE USE FOR A SYSTEM LIKE THIS IS A WORKSTATION, VIDEO ENCODER/RENDERER OR SCIENTIFIC WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hehehehehe, well said nitestick! Are you a bit stressed, I don't know you as someone who flips his wig often!
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actually yeah i guess i am :amazed: parents are kind of cracking down on me because it is basically my last term of year 12. that and the fact it is 12:30AM and i have been up for a helluva long time and i crunched my ribs at footy training tonight .






basically s940 is intended for servers and the only real options you have for PCI-E are almost gimmicks that were made because manufacturers saw a potential side market. while it could work and work well you get far better performance at a better price from a well configured s939, AM2 or LGA775 (with a Core 2 Duo) than from a s940 system
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