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that AM2 only? all the 939's say 512kx2
for the extra cache, i'd be almost interested in that over the 3800 (if only to future proof myself a little longer)
    
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no its 939 also
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103542
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cool beans, thanks, dont know why i cant find it listed as such on any canadian site... cant wait for the egg to come north
    
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Well... this is, like many other socket 939, soon to be discontinued.

If you consider that one, also take a look at the Opteron 165/170. Those also have 2x1MB cache..

Now, what is your current budget, given the possibly extra money for the video card? This way, AM2 , or even Core 2 Duo (dare I say it?) might come within reach.

Thus, what would your total budget be, based on, say, $275 CAD for the video card and selling your RAM also (is it 1GB or 2GB of the Mushkin stuff?).
    
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well the 7800GS CO is still 371 on NCIX
and the mushkin ddr500 extreme black lvl 2 is 299 also on NCIX

my bare budget is 500 + whatever i can get for those. problem is, i have no float, so i'd need to sell those, to get more money 1st
    
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i know people are gonna say save a bit more but the thing is
its not about saving. dads neighbour wants a PC NOW... like going to best buy today and getting one. but if i can build him one this week for 500$ he'll go with me, which means i sell him my current rig minus graphics card and ram, put a 9250 (40$ tops) in his (he surfs net) and 2x512 2600 ram i have layin around. and boom i get a better rig
he knows BTW... he doesnt care, he wants something now, and 500$ for a p4@3.85ghz with a gig of ram and 128 card is all he needs, and more. plus best buy woudnt give him a better deal
    
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So the question is if you're willing to be without a rig for a week or so...

Let's work with a budget of $850 before tax ($500 + $275 (video) + $200 (RAM) - $125 tax/shipping). Rough estimate, I know. For this $850, we need CPU/MoBo/RAM/Video/PSU
    
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assuming i can even sell my stuff for that
but ok, im listening.
    
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Do you have an extra rig lying around?
    
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my gf has an old sempron.. i wont lose the net, but i will have limited access since she's always on it lol
    
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