Originally Posted by euphoricmix
Compared to a Core 2 Duo system the Socket 939's may be obsolete, but compared to AM2 they hold their own, rather nicely in fact. You have to get DDR2-800 or higher with low latencies, haha I just said low latency when refering to DDR2, to see an improvement over a socket 939 with DDR-400. Your view is narrow on this subject, and a little research will open your eyes.
Look at the Opteron 165 or the X2 4400+. They both have 2x1MB L2Cache and will overclock similarly, and I think the price on the 4400+ is a little lower as a general rule on most online shops.
Originally Posted by The Duke
An OCed highend 939 surelly isn't trash!
Monarch has the retail 165 for under $200
Not talking about Conroe vs A64X2, so stop it there please.
An good OC highend 939 isn't trash yet, but they will be trash come December when 65nm parts are out and will make it to the junk yards come next July when Altairs are out.
It seems no one in this thread ever considers resale value or TCO of their "highend" systems. Don't cry when your s939 CPU + Mobo + RAM resale price drop from $400 now to $150 next year.
BTW, hey look, FX-57 S939 is on sale for $190 at Newegg!!!!! I wonder why.