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Well for optimal gaming performance AMD is the way to go, though Intel holds the crown for media encoding operations, especially those in photshop. But since you're talking differences of just a few seconds, I'd stil get the AMD for best gaming
 

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939s are about 5-10% faster. tho the 754 has possably one of the best mobos. its dfi nf3. its like $110 or something for the board and usually around $250 for the chip
 

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Only difference between Socket 754 and 939 is Socket 939 supports dual channel memory, but it offers a very small performance increas, usually less than 5%. Socket 754 is cheaper to get better components (DFI LANParty UT nF3-250Gb) and more overclockable (DTR3400+ Socket 754).
 

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wow.. i wish i had ur options.. cuz i have an Intel but I do know for a fact that AMD is way~ better for gaming-wise and efficiency-wise
 

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Overclocking is easy... You'll need to update to a different BIOS to use a DTR chip, but that's a no-brainer.
 

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Originally Posted by AZNracerx1989

what is the cheapest 3400+ and motherboard combo that will be overclockable.. and what is the diffence between 3400+ 939 and 3400+ 754?

Check out the EPoX 9NDA3+ mobo, it's very budget concious and one of the best overclocking boards on the market, I currently have my 3000+ overclocked to FX-55/4000+ speeds (810mhz overclock aircooled).

EPoX 9NDA3+ NF3 Ultra

And for processors you could go with the 3200+ Winchester core (90nm) or the Newcastle cored 3500+ (130nm). Out of the two the Winchester cored 3200+ is going to be a better overclocker.

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (Winchester)

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Nescastle)

Happy overclocking!
 

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dam.. I didnt plan on gettting ram too. So the Motherboard wont work with SDRAM?

No sorry.
 

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Originally Posted by AZNracerx1989

Im trying to get a motherboard for 754 not 939 but thanks for info

Definately take a look at the DFI Lanparty 754 mobo, it's cheap and a super overclocker!
 
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