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Old 01-11-11, 11:20 PM   #26
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Default Re: Help me build a $2000 gaming Rig

Originally Posted by Drolfrawd View Post
Just my 2 cents , but the 1356 socket is dead in the water, personally i would go AM3 and 6 core Phenom, there's a lot of life in that format.Buldozer will be a long fairly soon , so the upgrade path is taken care of for some time.
Even Sandy bridge seems to be a waste of time unless you are going to chuck the chip into a laptop. What else is the point of an onboard Graphic chip. Anyone with a gaming rig is going to Install a decent graphics card. Amd is my recommendation.
AM3 sockets will not support Bulldozer. Only AM3+ sockets will.

AM3+ sockets will be backwards compatible with AM3 CPU's, but AM3 sockets will not work with AM3+ CPU's.
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