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post #11 of 40
939 doesn't use ddr2 ram, AM2 does. At least go AM2 as yes it is more future proof.
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Yeah, that what i ment when i said "salvage the ram" Other then that, I don't see much reason to go with am2.
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Us giving you motherboards depends on your lvl of expertise.

I can guarantee that the DFI SLI-DR is the single greatest and most Overclockable board made, IF you can set it up correctly.

If you buy the DFI, It wont be a "Plug it in, change FSB and VCore, and instant Overclock."

IF, you want to go thought the pain of setting the board up correctly, we will be more then happy to help, but remember, it will take ALOT of time and patients.

Now, if you just want a good motherboard that is easier, but lose some overclocking potential, look no further then the Asus A8N32-SLI.

your desion.
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Don't worry, I'm a pretty patient guy who likes learning things even if it's really hard. In fact, I find that one of things that can make the whole experience fun! I built one computer 3 years ago but ended up giving it to my parents so i have done it before.

Don't worry about my mental limitations. I just want my hardware to have to potential to do just about everything.
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Don't worry, I'm a pretty patient guy who likes learning things even if it's really hard. In fact, I find that one of things that can make the whole experience fun! I built one computer 3 years ago but ended up giving it to my parents so i have done it before.
Then it sounds like you can do it!

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The question I currently have for you guys is if the parts i'm planing to buy are good. So far, it looks like I will be going with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

Now just to settle on ram cpu and psu...I'm quite settled on the 7950gt KO Unless you can tell me a different card that can perform better and cost less
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post #17 of 40
I've said it before,but I'll say it again...the MSI Neo4-F is a fantastic motherboard and can be purchased for $60. It'll take any 939 chip to it's limits and it very stable. Take the savings and beef up another part to increase your performance somewhere that will actually give you benefits. As far as "futureproofing", don't be surprised if your build after this one is on DDR3, new PCI-Express interface, etc. For a budget build, Socket 939 is still a great deal since DDR2 offers little to no advantage performancewise. They're blowing them out at low prices because they'll stop selling them soon and vendors don't want to be stuck with a ton of inventory.
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... As far as "futureproofing", don't be surprised if your build after this one is on DDR3, new PCI-Express interface, etc...
Thats the exact same logic i'm using. I learned this after building my first rig. I had built a socket 478 intel system. I bought the motherboard thinking "all i'll have to do is buy a new processor when upgrading" boy was i wrong....one month later, socket lga775 came out as with pci express and ddr2....I felt pretty bad, (i was only 11 so i didn't know any better to do more in depth research )

I figure I'll go with a good 939 system and upgrade in 2 or 3 years when quadcore becomes affordable.

sccr64472, are you running your 3700+ at 4ghz on air, water, or tec ?
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I say you're crazy for buying a 939 board and processor. Like many before me have previously stated, it's being phased out. If you are really short on money though I guess go for it. But you will be upgrading again soon I fear, as there is no way to futureproof in this realm.

That ASUS A8N32 board is a good one. I've worked with it a lot and it did everything I wanted it to. The DFI is amazing as well, but it can get frusterating working with those. If you are overall new to OCing, I would go for the ASUS. You know, get your feet wet before you go swimming! If you have some good experience, try out the DFI.
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I say you're crazy for buying a 939 board and processor. Like many before me have previously stated, it's being phased out. If you are really short on money though I guess go for it. But you will be upgrading again soon I fear, as there is no way to futureproof in this realm.
Why should he care if 939 is being phased out? It doesn't change the performance of the machine and parts will ALWAYS be available. Heck, I can still get Socket A stuff if need be With his budget, he can build a higher performing 939 system than he can with AM2. That's the bottomline to consider here.
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