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what socket should i get?

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im planning on building a amd rig soon and i am used to intel so id give amd a try. i just want to know what socket should i get? which will last me the longest for upgrades in the future

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post #2 of 12
LGA775, if you like AMD, AM2.
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what about 939? is that good?
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post #4 of 12
I would say AM2 isnt really worth it right now. 939 isnt dead yet and you can build a awesome system for a cheaper price then AM2. It isnt worth paying extra for a 5% performance increase for AM2. I'd say stick to 939 for a good year then go for amds quad cores.
    
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screw it go for the quads now mm socket f goodness drools
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thanks. now what mobo companys should i avoid?
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post #7 of 12
bah, dual core fx62 am2 beats quads in most benchmarks... Plus, it has crazy power consumption and maybe heat issues especially if your overclocking. Id say wait for the single chip quad cores.
    
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whats your price range and what are you looking to do?
    
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post #9 of 12
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well my price range for the mobo is 80$ and i plan on playing games and doing school work. but mstly i like to play games with the best detail so sli might be conveniant.
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well, you can achieve better performance with a single card rather then SLI configuration for fraction of the price...
    
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