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I have my Intel system in my CP. Ever since I purchased it I've had nothing but issues...the only reason I went Intel (I've always preferred AMD over Intel) was because appearently Intel was doing better at the time (Around March)

I'm considering selling off my Motherboard/CPU/RAM and chuck a couple hundred dollars towards getting more high-end parts.

If I were to theoretically switch to AMD...

1.) What chipset would I want for the best overclocking? Currently for Intel I'm hearing P35 and X38 whenever it comes out

2.) Who's a good manufacturerer of AMD boards?

3.) Dumb question but is AM2 the best right now?

4.) What AMD Process should I get? I noticed on newegg that the FX-62 Windsor costs the same as the Opteron 1220 Santa Ana

5.) If I'm not mistaken aren't the Opterons the higher-end server grade CPUs?

6.) What kind of RAM should I get? Through my months of research I found that the RAM with D9 Microns on them (G.Skill HZ's for one example) are the best for overclocking...does this rule apply to AMD overclocking as well?

Any help would be appreciated!
    
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Wait, your rig beasts on anything AMD has
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Wait, your rig beasts on anything AMD has
O RLY?
    
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1. the nvidia chipsets have always been good on amd so i would go for a n-force 590
2 DFI are the most tweakable mobos around
3 definitly
4 i would get a 3600 x2 brisbane they are 65nm and oc to 3GHz almost all the time
5 that is correct
6 get some ddr2-667as almost no am2 mobo cant get past 350MHz htt
EDIT: this is the best ocable am2 you can get - DFI Lanparty NF590 M2R/G
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Wait, your rig beasts on anything AMD has
He said he's having nothing but issues out of it...


If you were to go AMD, look for a good Biostar, DFI, ASUS, or Gigabyte board. There's several good brands, but I've heard the best things from these companies.

Chipset, pretty much anything nVidia.

AM2+ is the newest (unreleased as of now), but I don't think DDR3 is worth the cost.
(EDIT: I was thinking AM3 for the DDR3. Nevermind...)

Those G.Skill's are good.
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man you already have a kickass rig,why sell it to get another system,especially AMD!?!
    
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AM2+ is the newest (unreleased as of now), but I don't think DDR3 is worth the cost.
am2+ will use ddr2. the mobos that will use ddr3 will be am3
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man you already have a kickass rig,why sell it to get another system,especially AMD!?!
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am2+ will use ddr2. the mobos that will use ddr3 will be am3
Yeah, just did an edit about that.

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man you already have a kickass rig,why sell it to get another system,especially AMD!?!
Eh I'm just exploring possibilites...I have no stability on my OC's and I get lag in certain games like Dark Messiah and what not.

Kind of sickening considering how much I spent on this rig
    
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