Which upgrade?

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DJBUDDY

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Ok, so heres the deal, my local computer show is comin up on the 25th and i would like to upgrade my pc, but i dont know if i should stick with the 939 socket or get AM2, one thing that leans me towards 939 is that i can reuse some of my old components. Here are my current specs

A8v DLX rev2
3200 64bit WInchester
2 gig of OCZ ram
6800 GT agp
Audigy 2 Plat
550 True Power Antec
74 Gig Raptor
120 IDE Seagate DR

I know that im going to get the 7900Gt card for gfx, but which cpu and mb should i get that it wont bottleneck the system? I dont wanna spend more then a $1000
 

hmammen

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definately get a AMD X2 3800 or 4400 dual core CPU.

for the mobo i would go with ASUS or DFI lanparty

a 7900GT wont bottle neck that cpu or mobo.

i wouldnt go with AM2 just yet. wait for more upgrades to become available.

MOBO-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131524 - ASUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136152 - DFI

CPU-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103562 - X2 3800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103546 - X2 4400
 

Trotter

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Good advice, hmammen. I'd let AM2 mature a little bit before considering it. Same with Conroe.

The 4400 has 2 x 1MB cache, but so does Opty 165 and up.
 
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