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zoomy942
08-25-04, 10:09 PM
okay, the upgrade bug has bit me on the a*s, and now i gotta get an athlon 64. the only thing i dont know about is all these sockets. There is sockete 754, socket 939 and 940. i know that 940 is out, cause i aint buying registered ram, but what about 754 vs 939? i like the price of the 754, but if AMD is gonna trash support for that socket i dont want to mess with it. i need a little guidance before i tell the wifey..."honey, i want to spend $300"

Sazar
08-25-04, 10:30 PM
the sckt 939 path is probably the best choice for you... sckt 754 is cheaper and doesn't show a drop-off from a performance point of view wrt gaming and the like but in memory intensive situations the dual-channel 939's are a better option...

there are a few psuedo-guides/discussions in the cpu section of this forums... check it out for peoples feedback wrt what they like and suggest :)

Viral
08-26-04, 03:46 AM
okay, the upgrade bug has bit me on the a*s, and now i gotta get an athlon 64. the only thing i dont know about is all these sockets. There is sockete 754, socket 939 and 940. i know that 940 is out, cause i aint buying registered ram, but what about 754 vs 939? i like the price of the 754, but if AMD is gonna trash support for that socket i dont want to mess with it. i need a little guidance before i tell the wifey..."honey, i want to spend $300"

Well if you only want to spend $300 then the choice is easy. You can only go with S754. The slowest S939 processor, the 3500+ costs more than $300.

You should be able to pick up a 3200+ with a chaintech VNF3-250 nForce3 250 for quite a bit under $300.

Gator
08-26-04, 09:35 AM
agreed, socket 939 is slightly faster, but it's simply not an option if you only wanna spend about $300.

My advice is an Athlon64 3200 for $218 (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-483&depa=0)

For a motherboard, get what fits yoru budget but make sure it an Nforce3 250 motherboard (best overclocker, stable). The Chaintech isn't my first pick though. I like Gigabyte or MSI.

If it absolutely has to be below $300, then maybe you should get an Athlon64 3000 for $175 instead, and just overclock the hell out of it.

Rob80
08-31-04, 12:50 PM
i like the price of the 754, but if AMD is gonna trash support for that socket i dont want to mess with it. i need a little guidance before i tell the wifey..."honey, i want to spend $300"

Get the 754 and don't worry about support, because I can tell by looking at your current rig, you like to upgrade ever 1.5 years and this will have support for atleast that long ~ I want to get the 3400+ & a nforce 3 250 MB too! But... I just got a new vid card a couple of weeks ago, so, I'm not allowed. :lame:

karkrash81
08-31-04, 01:11 PM
socket 754 will do nicely i think

I upgrade yearly so socket 939 wasn't an issue. I just got a 754 3400+ and couldn't be happier. The epox 8kda3j is an excellent motherboard using the nforce 3 250 chipset. it's 99 bucks on newegg...(if they still have it)

I'm going to try overclocking soon....

I hear that chaintech makes some nice cheap boards

if you upgrade often getting a socket 754 is not a big deal...but if you don't i would invest in a 939 for sure...

Warden13
08-31-04, 01:52 PM
The performance difference between a 3000 and a 3200 is negligiblie. If you are on a budget the 3000 is the better CPU.

Warden

zoomy942
08-31-04, 02:02 PM
i think, since i upgrade so often, i would like to get the 754.. and get a 939 later on.

therapture
08-31-04, 07:17 PM
The A64 3000+ is an awesome overclocker, and for $80 or so it is hard to beat the Chaintech VNF3-250...I am very impressed.

I read a ton of reviews, asked a bunch of questions on forums, and for the money, I picked the Chaintech board. It needed a minor bios flash to get temp readings right (and picked up some speed too) but it overclocked to 2.5ghz out of the box....

175 for the cpu
80 for the board

awesome performer for about 255 bucks :nanahump:

Gator
08-31-04, 07:26 PM
if you're gonna get an A64 3000, try to get the "CG" revision, it overclocks better I hear

-=DVS=-
08-31-04, 08:44 PM
Only Opterons got CG revision no regular Athlons 64 or so it seems.

Found this shop got big selection and with part numbers :D http://www.cpugalaxy.com/showroom/1309.cfm