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Im looking at rebuilding soon and im searching for options. at this point im not sure if i want a 90 or a 65nm. I do know I want an AMD and I want a dual core. $600 is too much fore me to spend so ive been looking at the 5200+ Windsor which is going for $260 right now. I dont mind the extra power usage cuz its a desk top so the whole 65nm using less power doesn't matter to me. I guess right now my biggest question is trying to decide to go with 939 or AM2. I really cant figure out the difference. 2.6Ghz with 2 megs of L2 for a 939 is upwards of $440. Should i just go with AM2?
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AM2(new and most stuff like mobo or CPU are going to be AM2), not only power(65nm), you can overclock more with a 65nm than 90nm.
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post #3 of 16
well I would go with an AM2 if you are doing a new system. but yea no good reason to why..just cause lol
 
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or if ur looking for max power just kick up a C2D the 1.8Ghz one..I hear its an overclocking beast..
 
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post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by terraprime View Post
or if ur looking for max power just kick up a C2D the 1.8Ghz one..I hear its an overclocking beast..
Your icon thing is AMD and you recommend C2D....lol?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FearSC549 View Post
Your icon thing is AMD and you recommend C2D....lol?

And?

But back to the point. The best option would be a C2D, but if you are going AMD don't even consider skt939.
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you can't deny the fact that intel is pwning AMD out of the wazoo right now, i'm an AMD fan but right now i want a c2d.
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post #8 of 16
I love AMD, but intel's C2D is faster right now, so that what I chose, if AMD was on top, would of gotten that. Can't really be a fanboy when you are going for the best at the moment.
    
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post #9 of 16
To hold you over I'd recommend a 939 socket because its the most inexpensive and JUST as good as the AM2 (and also well proven). The AM2 will soon be outdated but its more expensive at this time.
Used 939 parts will save you a good bit, even new 939 parts will save you.
If you dont upgrade every year, the C2D will suit you better.
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Quote:
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To hold you over I'd recommend a 939 socket because its the most inexpensive and JUST as good as the AM2 (and also well proven). The AM2 will soon be outdated but its more expensive at this time.
Used 939 parts will save you a good bit, even new 939 parts will save you.
If you dont upgrade every year, the C2D will suit you better.
Why?? AM2 is the newest AMD socket.
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