Building rig for gaming mostly, but on a budget. Question is, what's the advantage socket 939 has over 754 ? I was looking at a AMD64 3500+ Socket 939 but I may not be able to fit that in my budget. Now I'm looking at a AMD64 3200+ or 3400+ Socket 754 because they are a good bit cheaper. Will I regret not getting 939 ?
Also, I was thinking about Corsair XMS Extreme RAM 1GB(512x2) because of all the great reviews of it. But after reading a PC World article on how low latency memory dosen't offer substantial boosts, will I be ok buying something like Corsair Value RAM ? Remember this is for gaming. Do any of you use another brand of memory that's not "namebrand" like corsair or kingston for gaming and still get great results ? I have around $150 for RAM. Keep in mind I need 1GB. Don't wont to go over by more than that by $5 or so. But if XMS is that much better I may try. Please, offer suggestions.