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08-11-04, 08:26 PM
ok guys, I'm helping a guy build his computer and he wants to go allll out and I figured I'd get some feedback from you guys on what you think is best....

1) Now, he's going with the AMD FX-53,

now theres the SledgeHammer which is a socket 940.
and theres the ClawHammer which is socket 939.

Now, he won't be doing any overclocking of any kind b/c he's not experienced with that kind of thing, so which in your opinion is better?

2) So, either that you pick, then what motherboard would you go with that uses the socket of your choice?

3) Now, once you have chosen a mobo, what type of memory to go along with it, now bear in mind that he wants to go all out and theres no limit on money to spend, I told him that there would be no speed increase from 1gb to 2gb, but if you think there is give me an example of when that would be needed.

Thank you so much for whoever responds, I could probably do this by myself, but I'd rather have more than one opinion on the matter, as all of you do too when u buy a product. Thanx again...

08-11-04, 09:12 PM
absolutely go socket 939, it's expected to have a longer life, and besides socket 940 is intended for server CPU's not everyday gaming.

For the motherboard, get an Nforce3 Ultra. Currently the Gigabyte NF3 Ultra is the only one available, and it has an unfortunetly high price. But it's considered hasel free and an excellent overclocker if he changes his mind. I donot like VIA chipsets, especially the Abit motherboard it's reported to have many problems.

Memory I'm not sure what your favorites are, but mine include Crucial, Corsair, Mushkin, Geil. I can't comfortably recommend anyone else, but I will say heat spreaders on memory are not necessary unless you plan to overclock them, and obviously donot buy anything slower than PC3200.

08-15-04, 01:14 PM
Yup, the 939 won't require registered memory.
The main reason to go with a 939. :)