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post #11 of 26
IMO due to aging of technology, Conroe>AM2>939

Conroe is definitely the fastest but with AM2 will allow you to go K8L in the future. I'd actually wait for K8L and 65nm to pan out for AMD before you go buy a brand new computer. the K8L is very similiar in terms of specs with Conroe.
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post #12 of 26
Right now... Core 2 Duo

Or indeed wait for K8L.

Asus is still the best on the Intel side (been that for a long time; DFI simply not as good on the Intel side as DFI is, just like ASUS is not as good on the AMD side).
    
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post #13 of 26
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Conroe > 939 > AM2


My opinion.
QFT - that AM2 build wont be amazing
post #14 of 26
How is 939 better then AM2? AM2 uses DDR2 and the AM2 platform runs games and benchmarks from 1-20% better with the same chip, same clock, and similer RAM.
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post #15 of 26
There is latency issues with AM2 and DDR2 compared to 939 and unless your spending big bucks on high performance ram you can budget cheaper on 939 for about equal to more performance as 939 parts are cheaper. Plus AMD has pretty much eliminated 1mb L2 cache on the AM2 chips, and Opterons/FX's are the only options for this unless you can find a 5200/4400/4000 X2, but again these are coveted and have gone up in price, and AM2 Opterons aren't the deal they are in the 939 department. Plus DDR2 isn't going to be around very long according to articles ive read so the development cycle will be shorter as mobo makers tool up to DDR3 and quad setups. Nothing wrong with AM2 but if I was starting from scratch I would go Conroe, he just was interested in keeping some of his 939 hardware.
    
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post #16 of 26
Conroe > AM2 > 939
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post #17 of 26
Quote:
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Conroe > 939 > AM2


My opinion.
i agree. even thought AM2 is newer, several reviews from websites and people say 939 systems perform better.
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post #18 of 26
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I read here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR3 that DDR3 ram will be appearing later this year....If this is true, should I wait on the conroe? If I went with the conroe, would i hit an upgrade wall during mid 2007?
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post #19 of 26
my understanding is that conroe will not be able to use ddr3
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post #20 of 26
It should be able to as long as you buy a new motherboard. I don't see why not. The memory controller isn't integrated on the chip die itself like AMD has it. And I wouldn't wait for DDR3. It's gonna be expensive as hell when it first comes out. Let prices on it drop and then you might consider it in like 2008-09.
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