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Difference between AM2 and AM2+ socket?

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Whats the difference? I was originally going to buy this MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131172R
But I decided against it because I figured it would not be as future proof as this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131324.

I thought that b.c the second of those can use Phenoms, but when I looked at Phenom cpu's I released they were only dual core and ran slower then a quad core AMD cpu and they were more expensive.

What would be better?
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support for ddr2 1066 and HT 3.0 are the first things that come to mind
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basically can you game with that first MB as long as you have a decent video card? Cuz the first one is half the price
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basically can you game with that first MB as long as you have a decent video card? Cuz the first one is half the price
the second one has much better overclocking abilities, try to stay away from open box deals because there is a limited warranty on them. The second has a much much better onboard graphics
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Well the thing is there is a retail version of the first one for only 10 bucks more. And I have a 7800 GT I am going to use untill I save up more money for a better GPU.

If I got that first one and just a regular Atholon 64X2 either dual or quad core would it be able to run games?

Lastly, would a 480 watt PSU run a 7800 GT?
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Lastly, would a 480 watt PSU run a 7800 GT?
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Yes it would be fine for games. How big is your monitor? The psu should be fine. What brand is it?
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well it's a PSU that comes included with this case...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811148029

I know that PSU might not be any good though, and I want a decent PSU so as that when I get a newer GPU it will be able to support it.

Monitor is really small so it doesnt need the top of the line CPU. Maybe a 17' WS monitor I think.
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