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I really dont know what one to go with im using a old A socket system and it still seems fast to me lol so guys help me make up my mind soon
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post #2 of 14
Well, simply put. AM2 has its foot in the door and 939 is going out the window
    
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post #3 of 14
Depends on budget a little, but for a new rig from the ground up, the ranking is as follows:

1) Intel Core 2 Duo (best performance and insane overclocking, DDR2)
2) AMD AM2 (good performance, DDR2)
3) AMD 939 (same performance as AMD, DDR)

Thus, AM2 over 939 for a totally new rig.
    
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post #4 of 14
I second that. There's no reason for you to buy 939
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post #5 of 14
yea socket 939 isn't worth doing a complete system build anymore. Yes its cheaper, but thats because its not going to be made at the end of the year.

and am2 will allow you a steady upgrade path in the future
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post #6 of 14
Plus you'll have to buy DDR2.
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post #7 of 14
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ok well here is my next ? if i go with the dual core athlon 4200+ witch is 2.2ghz what is that overclocking to mow days
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post #8 of 14
Far more great RAM options with the AM2 or Conroe too!
    
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post #9 of 14
If you are looking for something to hold you out until AM2+ or AM3, then by all means, get the 939. I mean really, the only downside to 939 is that you won't have DDR2 RAM.

Although, since you are still on Socket A, I am guessing you want a brand new system that will last you a while. In that case, I would wait until Q2 '07 for some more matured graphics cards, etc.; then get an AM2 build then.

If you don't want to do either of those, get the AM2 build right now

Budget & Hold You Out: 939
Now (and future upgrades): AM2

Getting an AM2 board, good DDR2 RAM, and waiting for cheaper DX10 cards (not for just Vista, but for their better clock speed, and lower prices on current cards) isn't that bad of an idea. I would also look into 65nm chips though, which I believe are not for sale yet? No clue.
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post #10 of 14
if you get the 2.2 GHz 4200+ you'll probably be able to get it up to about 2.8
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