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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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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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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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