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If you are going to upgrade all those parts, the best (but may not be the most economical) choice would be a C2D build. Going skt939 is only worth it if you already have a skt939 system and just want to upgrade some parts. Skt939 is already obsolete and nothing more will be released for it. It's either AM2 or C2D, with AM2 being the best choice price wise and C2D for pure performance.
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Server CPU's are basically no different than desktop CPU's. Sometimes they overclock better, and sometimes worse. They generally consume the same, more, or less power.

If you want the best performance for your dollar get the E6300. Even the best stepping AMD in the world can't match this processor overclocked and it's only $180 and consumes 65w of power.
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am2 or 939; I don't really care. Can somebody give me some types of opterons that are am2? I've searched in the local shops website but they are all 939
I found an OnLine store for you and it seems the prices in belgium are quite a bit higher than in France at the same store... preety weird, but hey!

My suggestion for an AM2 setup:
- ASUSTeK M2N4-SLI (NVIDIA nForce4 SLI) - 81€
- CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3600 - 140€

Total just under 230€.
The + : Good mobo, OCs well, SLI
The - : The CPU is entry level. If you get some extra cash get a better CPU.
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Server CPU's are basically no different than desktop CPU's. Sometimes they overclock better, and sometimes worse. They generally consume the same, more, or less power.

If you want the best performance for your dollar get the E6300. Even the best stepping AMD in the world can't match this processor overclocked and it's only $180 and consumes 65w of power.
I Agree. However if you are going to Upgrade i would really think about AM2 also if you wish to stay with the AM2 Idea.
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Looks like your going to upgrade your RAM anyway so I see no reason of sticking with 939 apart from cost

E6300 are meant to be awesome overclockers, and the RAM is cheaper However, boards can be VERY expensive
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i didn't read all of this post, but if you're interested in an opty upgrade, just get a 165 opty w/ a nice s939 motherboard. some good TCCD ram would help you too.

look into either an MSI Neo4-f motherboard (for single video card solutions) or the platinum for SLI solutions.

or you can always try a DFI Lanparty board if you feel comfortable in tweaking the thing for like two weeks
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170 is dual core
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First, Socket 939 is not really that much cheaper than AM2 and Core 2 Duo for a new build.

Second, Core 2 Duo (even the E6300) will outperform the Opteron by quite a margin, especially when taking overclocking into account (E6300 should hit an easy 3.0GHz and possibly more).

Thus, Core 2 Duo should be your choice for a new build, esp. since you stated that it fits your budget.
    
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170 is dual core
Who is that directed at ?
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