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what would be best performance for price?
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Go with the 939, it will give you more room to upgrade, and some better specs
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best price/performance ratio is gonna be either a Venice 3000+ or a sandy 3700+ imho

both are -939
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For future proof get a 939 board.
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by willhoy
best price/performance ratio is gonna be either a Venice 3000+ or a sandy 3700+ imho

both are -939
You can get a Venice cored socket 754 cpu, but you would be better off with a socket 939. If you are looking for strictly a value-based system then you couldn't go wrong with a Sempron and a Socket 754 motherboard. Though, just a little more investment in a Athlon and a Socket 939 motherboard will pay dividends in performance.
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939 are the best boards for AMD. 745 is more for the value user.
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post #7 of 18
yep and the fact that the AM2 are not outpreforming the 939 it would be a great investment. But you could always go DTR and go sckt 754 those oc really well and almost all have 1mb L2
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^^ Proof? AM2 IS outperforming 939, dunno where this myth spawned from.

Best value to performance system right now I think is definately sempron64 2800+ and a DFI Lanparty board, or the Epox SLI board for 754. And there are always mobile chips. Also 754 production is going to be going on longer than 939 due to mobile.

Edit: DTR chips seem to suck at overclocking. You would be much better going with a true mobile chip.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jori
^^ Proof? AM2 IS outperforming 939, dunno where this myth spawned from.

Best value to performance system right now I think is definately sempron64 2800+ and a DFI Lanparty board, or the Epox SLI board for 754. And there are always mobile chips. Also 754 production is going to be going on longer than 939 due to mobile.

Edit: DTR chips seem to suck at overclocking. You would be much better going with a true mobile chip.
Ill look for it and post it , but if it is outdoing 939 then its was not by much and its not worth dumping your whole systemfor a 4% profomance improvement
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Ill look for it and post it , but if it is outdoing 939 then its was not by much and its not worth dumping your whole systemfor a 4% profomance improvement
Well, your going to find that it is outperforming.. And he's asking whats a better deal, so he's obviously either making a 2nd rig, or a rig for a friend, so AM2 has nothing at all to do with this.
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