Originally Posted by DigitrevX
I'm thinking since theres hardly a game that can take advantage of a single 8800gtx, maybe I shoud stick with am2 get a 2x 5200+, then hold onto my ram. Then get a 700w-800w psu get a 8800gtx and new socket am2 motherboard and call it a day.
Then when amd comes out with quad soon, get that and through another gtx in there. Does that sound like a better plan or no?
Hold a moment here... you currently have DDR RAM, right?
BOTH AM2 and Core 2 Duo require DDR2 RAM. Thus, AM2 will also force you to replace your RAM! In that case, Core 2 Duo is the obvious choice.
Alternatively, you could go socket 939, but I would not recommend that give n the limited upgrade options.
since RAM prices are pretty high now, you might get good money for your current DDR sticks.
And going AM2 is NOT cheaper than Core 2 Duo...where is that based on?