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Is a 939 amd system still worth it?

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see topic... the prices are super low but I don't want to buy into something that'll be worthless when dx10 and/or k8l rolls around, I know this is a constant problem in the pc gaming world but I bought this desktop three years ago and it still plays everything i want it too
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Well, DX10 cards still work in PCI-E and there are FX-60's so i think it's safe to say it's good for awhile if you want something cheap.
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OH BTW

I was thinking of getting an operton 165 and a ASUS A8N-E mobo, a 7900gt and ill stick with my ddr ram for now
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post #4 of 9
For the low prices, absolutely yes they are worth it. Just be aware that when you upgrade next time it'll be new ram, power supply and motherboard.
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I myself might pick up a fx60 if they get cheap enough....but any conroe will still smoke it...
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True a Conroe might "smoke" it but the Conroe is above and beyond anything really needed right now. Anything AMD has to offer right now is still a great performing CPU.
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true true but you gotta think.....Is it fast enough for you?
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
True a Conroe might "smoke" it but the Conroe is above and beyond anything really needed right now. Anything AMD has to offer right now is still a great performing CPU.
Yeah well if your on a budget you would want to have your rig as future proof as possible and Conroe does exactly that. I would go for a E6300 and S3 if your budget can stretch.
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