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Well, I just got my set up less than a year ago, about 6 months before C2D and solid benchmarks came out. The rig has served me fine, and a 2.6 opty has been a fair amount of power, but I think it's time to either get a more powerful CPU or just move on.

Things to take into consideration:
Everything is less than a year old
I'm going to college in fall 08
I can get money, just not very quickly

So, since 939 isn't going to be in production after the end of this year, it's either take advantage of the price cuts and get myself the most power 939 there is, or move on. Suggestions, and CPUs for both suggestions.
 

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what are you using yourcomp for, because if you want a major increase right now i would get a video card for your rig, seems like thats the only thing really missing from having a really good rig

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through this guy in there also would boost performacne if you oc it a bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588

and then a vid card of your choice and itll last you for a long while

unless you have the money to get a full upgrade for c2d in which case you would have to get the ram/cpu/mobo and still need a vid card

its up to you but i would stick with 939 unless you got the money to spend and if your going to college you need to prob save up some money for when you go
 

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Meh, if you already got a fully functioning motherboard and a nice 2gb set of ram, I'd say get the Opty 165 and a decent GPU.

A 7900GS/GT or x1900GT/x1950PRO would be a good combo for an Opty 165.
 

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i'd go with the opty 165 too. c2d is great. but youve got a good PC now. i'd take an opty, and a decent gpu, then start saving for a new pc in 18months - 2 years. when amd has some serious intel competition going again


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im selling a decent agp GPU too... get someones advice on my card, if people think it would help, i'll give ya a deal
 

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I would say just upgrade to a budget video card and nothing extreme. Wait till college and I think you'll be getting yourself a laptop by then? That's what I'm doing..when I go to college [also in '08] this right is going to my brother who is 14...
 

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the step up from opty 165 to C2D is big but not really worth the money right now if you dont have it.
 

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Many good replys

May it be that you will be utilizing programs that can take advantage of a dual core, MADMAX22 hit it on the money with a 165.
You have very good RAM, the MB is capable of exceding a 300MHz CPU bus and if the increase in graphics is warranted that to should be considered, even if it's not a real high end card but because the onboard vid taps the RAM which would be free from that demand.
 

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his board is agp correct?
 

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PCIe
 

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put your money towards a better gpu, like an x1950 pro. They sell for around 199 at newegg. Your opty clocks to fx60 speeds already so a better cpu may not be worht it and CD2 you have to ditch more hardware. Besides I would hold off getting a total new system for a bit yet as quad cores and DDR3 setups are coming up.
 

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if you have the cash, a dual core proc is worth it. opty 165's will overclock past the fx-62 procs
 

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Newegg shipped me a CCBBE stepping Opteron 165, im running it at 2.7 right now, need to tweak a little, stressprime isnt having it on one of the cores, but i also havent added any voltage to it yet.

Now just because I got that stepping doesnt mean you will, but its a good time, people have been receiving decent Ocer's lately (900mhz or a 50% OC in about 30 mins from installation is pretty damn good if you ask me)..

And get a GPU Bestbuy has PNY 7900GS' in stores for $150 outright... not a bad buy.... might be worth it...

I those two upgrades will increase performance pretty well, and wont cost a ton, 320ish dollars to pull them both in.

I am very pleased with my increase... I noticed things run better, and my windows installation on the new HD was faster all together, the system boots up quicker and runs smoother, especially with my OC hehe.
 

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Newegg shipped me a CCBBE stepping Opteron 165, im running it at 2.7 right now, need to tweak a little, stressprime isnt having it on one of the cores, but i also havent added any voltage to it yet.

Now just because I got that stepping doesnt mean you will, but its a good time, people have been receiving decent Ocer's lately (900mhz or a 50% OC in about 30 mins from installation is pretty damn good if you ask me)..

And get a GPU Bestbuy has PNY 7900GS' in stores for $150 outright... not a bad buy.... might be worth it...

I those two upgrades will increase performance pretty well, and wont cost a ton, 320ish dollars to pull them both in.

I am very pleased with my increase... I noticed things run better, and my windows installation on the new HD was faster all together, the system boots up quicker and runs smoother, especially with my OC hehe.

psssh, 2.7?!? after tweaking mine the whole weekend i had it at 3.0
but 2.7 is still nice
 

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you took a whole weekend, i took half an hour... lol... im not done yet though!
 

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Hey guys, thanks for all the replies. I've been ungodly busy lately, and haven't been on the site as much as I would like.

Anyway, yes, I know I need a GPU. I was going to wait out until DX10 came out, either get the best bang for buck of DX10, or just go with a DX9 card on the cheap, and let any bugs in DX10 work out before going into that market. It all depends in that area.

As for a CPU, it looks like that opty 165 is getting all the votes. Is that the highest hitting CPU from AMD for 939? If I'm upgrading the CPU, I might as well get the best one, because there aren't anymore coming.
 

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Highest-hitting? I think that's the FX-60.

Opty 165's the best deal though, price-performance wise.
 

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generally on air yes it is ecspecially for the price you cant beat it, you can get others that start out higher but in the end most amds hit the same wall on air for the most part and the 165 tends to get to the top of this wall the easiest of all there chips

as for the gpu if you can wait another month or two for the ati solution to comeout and maybe get soem of the benefits of lower prices then thats cool go for it,
 
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