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kk, thanks for the replies. I've decided on going with the conroe since
1. Its a lot faster.
2. All the stuff going on with DFI is kind of scarry. I don't think I'll get very far with out good support from DFI street.
3. Upgrade paths.
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Good to hear. Go ask around in the intel forums for help in the build and chozart can get one in your price range.
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kk, thanks for the replies. I've decided on going with the conroe since
1. Its a lot faster.
2. All the stuff going on with DFI is kind of scarry. I don't think I'll get very far with out good support from DFI street.
3. Upgrade paths.
i would like to see some links about am2 not overclocking as well as 939 (not flaming anyone i am being sincere)

Am2 will have the best upgrade path, considering you could buy a $50 sempron and upgrade to a native quad core processors in 2-3 quarter, but patience will be needed to put up with amd's crazy schemes they have planned (4x4 is a good example

and ram is going to be about just as much for conroe as an am2 build. i paid $230 for 2gb of G.skill and i hit 3ghz from 2ghz (check my sig)

1) If you do decide to get a conroe, make sure u get a mobo that supports a fsb of 1333 so u could upgrade later
2) Get a 680i asus or a similar intel chipset
3) get 2gb of some 1066 ram, u'll be glad u did
4) Get the same case as me! lost of room if u dont care about how ur case looks, and its about $60. (yes, it is a server case)
5) don't worry about a replacement GPU untill prices drop a little more (if u got the cash, BUY BUY BUY!!!)
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AM2 is definately better than 939 but in the budget sense 939 has the advantage but only for a bit more as parts dry up. Some say AM2 is not going to be supported that long others say it will be around for awhile with very strong support. Whatever may be AMD has had to make some serious rethinks in their market strategy in regards to the performance of Conroe compared to the Athlon 64. This article here http://duggmirror.com/hardware/AMD_A...atform_Review/ I think sums up what AMD needs to do and is doing to counter Intel and hold on to there market share. AM2 was originally brought on to support for DDR2 but AMD is seeing more they can do with AM2 but one thing i noticed which AM2 is lacking is the pinless cpu socket which Quad FX has and what Conroe has been using for awhile. As far as benches and stuff the reality is software is still not threaded enough to take advantage of quad and especially dual quad configs for awhile. Only enthusiasts will spend the big bucks and get the most high end equipment and reality is alot of the high end stuff we adopt early is somewhat a prototype of what is going to be standard down the road.
    
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post #25 of 26
939 is better than AM2

but conroe pwns all right now

still, in the future you could wait for tihs "K8L"...idk i couldnt wait lol
    
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Replace the 6300 build with a Gigabyte S3 (Same board with non solid caps) for the best performing, cheap build.
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