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post #1 of 23
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I'm thinking about an upgrade to s939 and PCI-E.... i have about $450 to spend, though i could probably snag some out of the bank... however, I'm just curious as to what i could get for this much....

I'm basically looking for a:
1-Case (with a side window and psu (im not to afraid of cpus that come with cases, i haven't had problems with them in the past))
2-Video card
3-mobo (dfi lanparty ultra-d?)
4-cpu (maybe a 3700 or 3800x2?)

I'm thinking that I could keep my ram, maybe get another 512mbs and sell off my x1600 for a little extra money too (could i get an estimate on how much its worth?)

Some suggestions would be very helpful ^_^
post #2 of 23
Save up a bit more, and either go AM2 or LGA775...no real reason to go S939 now...
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post #3 of 23
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wouldn't that require purchasing ddr2 as well? is a s939 really not worth upgrading to at this point?
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basically 939 is outdated..am2 is pretty much the same and doesnt really offer a any improvment except with the ddr2..but if you buy 939 now and maybe in a year or so decide to upgrade again..you will have to get a new motherboard that supports ddr2 you know? so its kind of pointless to go 939
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post #5 of 23
erm you all forget its worth upgradin to 939 if you dont have ddr2

939 is still a viable upgrade path, people on here expect you to have loads of money to upgeade everything, which 90% dont have

go with 939 , great choice
    
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whats the performance difference between am2 and s939? does the ddr2 ram really make a massive difference?
post #7 of 23
nope , not enough to purchase ddr2 anyway, if you have ddr already then 939 ftw, if you dont have anything then am2/775 all the way
    
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post #8 of 23
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so then some suggestions on purchases plz? and maybe a general idea of how much my x1600 might go for? thanx in advance
post #9 of 23
well youv'e already said what i think you should go for, and x1600 look on newegg for price
    
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post #10 of 23
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so, a 3800x2 or 3700? and what about a case and video card?
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