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Anyone have any idea how long the socket 939 will last me? I mean, I can get a San Diego core, upgrade my RAM, get a DX10 card (when they come out), and just wait until Q4 07 before I upgrade sockets.

Do you think it would last me? I believe so, as that is only a year away, and I don't play on playing Crysis, or any game with full details for that matter
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Anyone have any idea how long the socket 939 will last me? I mean, I can get a San Diego core, upgrade my RAM, get a DX10 card (when they come out), and just wait until Q4 07 before I upgrade sockets.

Do you think it would last me? I believe so, as that is only a year away, and I don't play on playing Crysis, or any game with full details for that matter
yeah, the socket 939 is not bad at all, it almost as fast as a c2d. I can play everything on high with my setup on stock.
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Im considering doing the same thing, I look forward to seeing peoples responses, several of the what should I upgrade threads turn into "lets get a conroe system out of your $250 and some lint" lol

Not that there is anything wrong with that, as everyone is only trying to recommend the best upgrade possible.

I think you would be fine... I am considering doing the same thing, But i really need to axe my gigabyte mobo, so its been a tough decision. Also overclocking memory has become increasingly difficult to find in the 2x1gb size, as well as expensive...
     
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939 is still a grea socket. However, it doesn't run much much fast DDR2 RAM. Additionally, I don't think any 939 boards run off of the nVidia 500 series chipset or higher, which is what you need for running DX10 cards (I am of the understanding that only the 680i chipset will run DX10 cards, if this is wrong please correct me and make me look foolish. It has been a long night)
    
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I don't think any 939 boards run off of the nVidia 500 series chipset or higher, which is what you need for running DX10 cards
really? damn...i was hoping that i could use DX10 on my lanparty
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IT'll last you for a while, I have a friend still back on socket A- some people on this site don't even know what that is . He is in for an upgrade soon, but keeps putting it off because he can't afford it.. That's my .
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Literally speaking, it'll last you as long as you are still using it.
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I was under the impression 939 doesn't support DDR2 (if I misinterperted what you meant, sorry; like you said, it's been a long night!) and you aren't being serious? I need a new motherboard to support DX10? Woah, please tell me you have been drinking too much tonight?!
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IT'll last you for a while, I have a friend still back on socket A- some people on this site don't even know what that is . He is in for an upgrade soon, but keeps putting it off because he can't afford it.. That's my .
I remember wanting to upgrade to that socket a while back (how many years again?)

EDIT: Can anyone verify this motherboard stuff? I really don't want to have to buy a new motherboard (which involves a new CPU and RAM) to run DX10. I mean, I will drop $260 for Vista Ultimate Upgrade edition, and later some more on a DX10 card, but RAM isn't all that cheap :O
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I have heard nothing about needing a new motherboard in order to support directx10, where did you hear that? As far as I know the only things needed for DX10 are a DX10 capable video card, and vista (and a computer that can run vista...).
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