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Well, I just got my set up less than a year ago, about 6 months before C2D and solid benchmarks came out. The rig has served me fine, and a 2.6 opty has been a fair amount of power, but I think it's time to either get a more powerful CPU or just move on.

Things to take into consideration:
Everything is less than a year old
I'm going to college in fall 08
I can get money, just not very quickly

So, since 939 isn't going to be in production after the end of this year, it's either take advantage of the price cuts and get myself the most power 939 there is, or move on. Suggestions, and CPUs for both suggestions.
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what are you using yourcomp for, because if you want a major increase right now i would get a video card for your rig, seems like thats the only thing really missing from having a really good rig
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Originally Posted by MADMAX22 View Post
what are you using yourcomp for, because if you want a major increase right now i would get a video card for your rig, seems like thats the only thing really missing from having a really good rig
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through this guy in there also would boost performacne if you oc it a bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588

and then a vid card of your choice and itll last you for a long while

unless you have the money to get a full upgrade for c2d in which case you would have to get the ram/cpu/mobo and still need a vid card

its up to you but i would stick with 939 unless you got the money to spend and if your going to college you need to prob save up some money for when you go
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post #5 of 24
Meh, if you already got a fully functioning motherboard and a nice 2gb set of ram, I'd say get the Opty 165 and a decent GPU.

A 7900GS/GT or x1900GT/x1950PRO would be a good combo for an Opty 165.
    
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i'd go with the opty 165 too. c2d is great. but youve got a good PC now. i'd take an opty, and a decent gpu, then start saving for a new pc in 18months - 2 years. when amd has some serious intel competition going again

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im selling a decent agp GPU too... get someones advice on my card, if people think it would help, i'll give ya a deal
    
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I would say just upgrade to a budget video card and nothing extreme. Wait till college and I think you'll be getting yourself a laptop by then? That's what I'm doing..when I go to college [also in '08] this right is going to my brother who is 14...
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post #8 of 24
the step up from opty 165 to C2D is big but not really worth the money right now if you dont have it.
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post #9 of 24
Many good replys
May it be that you will be utilizing programs that can take advantage of a dual core, MADMAX22 hit it on the money with a 165.
You have very good RAM, the MB is capable of exceding a 300MHz CPU bus and if the increase in graphics is warranted that to should be considered, even if it's not a real high end card but because the onboard vid taps the RAM which would be free from that demand.
    
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his board is agp correct?
    
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