Re: AMD has decided to extend AM3+ platform life.
Am I the only one that thinks this is great? This is exactly the reason I buy, and will continue to buy AMD processors. They are the best value Vs. performance cpu's.....add in the fact that they don't make you buy a motherboard for every other cpu upgrade. They extend the life of the platform while adding performance. This is the way it should be done IMHO.
My 2 cents...
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 motherboard
AMD Phenom ll X4 965 BE OC'd @ 3.6GHz
Vendetta cooler 120mm fan
16GB G. Skill Ripsaw DDR3 1600MHz memory
Powercolor 5870 OC'd to 949/1255
(OC'd only when gaming of course)
11.8 Cat drivers
650W power supply
Seagate 1TB 7200RPM SATA HD
Sony dual layer 16X DVD/CD Writer
LG 8X Blu-ray Writer
HP w2408h 24" monitor running @ 1920x1200 native rez
Win 7 Ultimate 64bit