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Ok My question is in terms of price versus power, is the 939 better;or is the AM2 better??? And please give reasonings. No opionions please! I am asking this question cause im preparring to buy a whole new system this black friday and if my options are more narrowed it would help me out alot. So please help!
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s939 would be cheaper than AM2 but s939 doesn't have the upgrading options that AM2 has

s939 has a better selection of boards than AM2 but AM2 has a better selection of RAM than s939

They both perform the same
    
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actually besides the ram which is pretty close nowadays they are about the same in price and right now the 90nm am2's give a slight increase in performance but not to much, mainly just in bandwith becasue of the ddr2 but its not till the am3 comes out that is backwards compatible with the am2 (suposedly) that you will see the big performance increase
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The performance is the same between the two but AM2 is better as it uses newer tech.
    
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ok, so on a 6.50 an hour buget im thinking 939 because its cheaper, but i need this next rig for a long time so i might get AM2 and more thingsi need to think about?
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Well, maybe you could get a low-mid end gaming pc. 939 with a cheap board that only supports one video card maybe? Then you wait a year (2007. maybe 2008ish) and the new socket will be out. AM2 wasn't THE answer to Conroe. It was just the upgrade to DDR2, which imo, doesn't even make a huge performance difference.
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well whats your budget total, like how much you got saved that you wanna invest on a comp right now, that would be easier to work with
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Considering the restraints of high end DDR RAM availability, AM2 is the better option overall. The AM2 65n CPU are soon to hit the market and whether they are more OCable and perform better is yet to be seen... so waiting for AM3, that will be a while. If it were me I'd wait till after the new year... opps no opinions
    
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I am sorry, but I have to throw an opinion in here. I would not count on AM3 CPUs to work on a AM2 board. My supports for my opinion is...

The overall lack over interest in AM2's...not a whole lot of PC manfacturers use them a lot and there hasn't been a huge fanfare from the building/over clocking comunity over them either.

Then you add the fact that any time a major change to a CPU came along in the past there was ussually (if not always) a new socket developed.

I am fairly sure that there has never been a public anouncemnt of AM3's working on AM2 boards, just a statement that was suppoedly made to PC manufacturers. This behind closed doors statement has been the only proof I have ever seen to support the upgradability.

The socket AM2 has been out for quite a while now...by the time AM3 comes out AM2 will probally be severely out dated as far as hard ware goes. I have been expecting to hear that AM3 will be scrapped all together,

And last and probally most important...if you could upgrade to an AM3 CPU then AMD would make it very, very, very, very well known in hopes to sell more AM2 stuff.



Go for the the cheaper memory and mother boards that come with the 939.
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I am sorry, but I have to throw an opinion in here. I would not count on AM3 CPUs to work on a AM2 board. My supports for my opinion is...

The overal lack over interest in AM2's...not a hole lot of PC manfacturers use them a lot and there hasn't been a huge fanfare from the building/over clocking comunity over them either.

Then you add the fact that any time a major change to a CPU came along in the past there was ussually (if not always) a new socket developed.

I am fairly sure that there has never been a public anouncemnt of AM3's working on AM2 boards, just a statement that was suppoedly made to PC manufacturers. This behind closed doors statement has been the only proof I have ever seen to support the upgradability.

The socket AM2 has been out for quite a while now...by the time AM3 comes out AM2 will probally be severely out dated as far as hard ware goes. I have been expecting to hear that AM3 will be scrapped all together,

And last and probally most important...if you could upgrade to an AM3 CPU then AMD would make it very, very, very, very well known in hopes to sell more AM2 stuff.



Go for the the cheaper memory and mother boards that come with the 939.
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