Originally Posted by faith4
i might not be overclocking, if not wat mobo would u recommend for amd athlon 64 x2 am2 version ?
and if i will be overclocking, is this mobo better ver ?
i only doing a939 cause of that mobo.
and is a939 or am2 better for gaming ?
wats the differences between the 2 neways?
and wat power source would u recommend me use ?
i be using LG CDRW 52X32X52 INT Eide Atapi OEM Beige W/ SW for cdrom.
Socket 939 is the older generation from AMD. The only reason really why AMD switched to a new socket for their newest processors was to avoid confusion between the new and old processors.
This is a good socket AM2 motherboard. It'll be ok for overclocking, and unless you plan on being a hardcore, serious, overclocker then this will be fine for moderate overclocking:
A power supply from Antec, Aspire, OCZ, rated at at least 450 watts will be suffice for you. I personally reccomend this one for you:
Power Supply Unit (PSU): http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=ANTEC
It's enough power for all of your components, plus extra for overclocking. Some people may say to get a 500watt or 600watt,but if you do that you generally end up with a cheaper, lower quality power supply cause the manufacturer will use cheaper parts to keep the price down. So unless you plan on putting out anywhere from $130-$160 on a psu i wouldn't go with a psu with a higher wattage.
Right now the difference between socket 939 and socket am2 is minimal. HOWEVER, (and this is a big however), socket am2 supports ddr2, a much faster type of memory. DDR2 is the future of Random Access Memory (RAM), and by getting a socket am2 you future-proof
and it will last longer before becoming outdated. Furthermore if you went with socker 939 andf ever wanted to upgrade your processor, in a year or two, motherboard, you would need a new mobo, new memory, and a new processor. You would not be able to update one individual component, because AMD won't be making new socket 939 processors.
Also is their a reason your ordering from NCIX.com ? I reccomend newegg.com, their very good. Unless your outside the United States, and NCIX will ship to you.