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So I heard that Phenom II was discontinued (For AM3 socket I believe) so anyhow I am thinking about getting a AM3 Mobo and a Anthlon X2. So should I invest money into getting a AM3 CPU and Mobo? Or should I wait till Prices drop on FX-Series of CPU's and AM3+ mobos?
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anything AM3, so long as they are used like mine, yes. check out the ocn market under Main components.


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Depends on your uses. If a Athlon X2 is what you need then go for it. Its a great proc dollar for dollar. Just get an AM3+ motherboard as its backward compatible with all AM3 processors and if you need to upgrade later on, you can drop a Bulldozer or Piledriver right in without any hassle other than possible a BIOS update.
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Depends on your uses. If a Athlon X2 is what you need then go for it. Its a great proc dollar for dollar. Just get an AM3+ motherboard as its backward compatible with all AM3 processors and if you need to upgrade later on, you can drop a Bulldozer or Piledriver right in without any hassle other than possible a BIOS update.

Yea I may end up doing that. One thing I do like to add is that this name scheme of the sockets is really quite clever. I would guess the idea that was going through AMD's heads was "How can we make CPU/Socket Nomenclature easy to use for the average consumer and enthusiast?". If you think back now and years past with Intel or AMD (Before AM2 names) mostly all the names had names like "LGA 775" "PGA 563" "PGA 604" "Socket 754".

What I'm saying is that AMD has pretty much standardized there CPU's just like Form Factors with cases and motherboards do. Intel has semi-standardized there CPU's with there i series. Just some food for thought.
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see if you can stretch the budget to get a zosma..fantastic cpu! thumb.gif

(that's a phenom2 x 4 960T)
 
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Athlon X3 has not been discontinued.
You can unlock those to a phenom just like my sig rig
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