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i know i posted this kind of thread before, but i wanna make sure i do the right thing.

i have the specs below, and i'm planning to buy an AMD x2 3800+ with the mobo MSI K8N NEO4-F (and of course i'll overclock it sometime)

i'm doing this for gaming purposes.

is it a good thing to do, or am i wasting my money. i can't find any decent comparison anywhere?

again, i'm sorry for being repetitive, but i thank you a lot
    
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hey, it's good that you will switch to AMD. not to hit anybody who likes intel, AMD is by far better at gaming, though i am not sure about the x2's i don't think anybod really knows what they can do. but yea, looks good.
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gaming wise athlons really give pentiums a run for their money. Though for apps like encoding and such...the athlons lag behind by a bit, but not a hell of a lot. Maybe you should go for an ASUS motherboard. I believe they are more stable and you'll get alot of support from forumers since ASUS are very popular. Maybe a A8N-E or A8N-SLI may tickle your fancy or go for a DFI board since they are also good overclocked or not. The proc looks good, don't know alot about it but i'm sure it will perform well and even oc well too with enough cooling. But you could even get away with a 3200+ and o/cing that since you have one hell of a gfx card, which in the end gives up 70% if not more of the performance.
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That NEO-F board is O.K.

If you are looking for low prices, go for EPoX, they're best board is SLi and only $110, I suggest getting this board becuase they're are pretty good reviews on the board, and its a pretty good overclocker and a good board to learn on:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123251

And if you don't plan on going SLi or can't afford it, then go for a cheaper board, and I can assure you that this board is better than the NEO-F (in addition to it being nF4 Ultra vs nF4):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123258
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thanks a lot guys, i'll look out for the NF4 ultra (probably asus). i can't get the Epox since they're not available at the store where i buy my stuff

i don't plan to go for SLI, i'll just get the best card around when they come out. right now i'm waiting to see what will happen with the 7900 serie, and maybe buy the 1900XTX. they are a good price around here, cheaper than the 7800GTX 512.

like i said, i mostly do gaming. for the rest, i don't care if it take 5 minutes more to do something. but i'm sur i'll go with the X2 serie.

now, if i can get somebody to buy my Intel cpu and get my tax return, i'll be in business

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The below so you can look at the CPUs options.
Athlon 64 data
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionar...icroprocessors
Opteron
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionar...icroprocessors

A lot of variables like cache and the default multiplyer... most are 1/2 locked being the multiplyer can be reduced but not increased... with the exception of the FX series.
    
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thanks The_Duke,

i really want dual core, so i'm stuck with the athlon 64 x2 since the opty dualcore is not available here
    
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another question,

is my RAM will work on the new motherboard, or do i have to buy a new one, i have ddr2
    
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Originally Posted by hermit
another question,

is my RAM will work on the new motherboard, or do i have to buy a new one, i have ddr2
You will need new ram, They are DDR not DDR2
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there's no motherboard s939 that support ddr2

what brand should i get
    
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