Re: First Build....Am2??
I think that the AM2 processor will be good down the road, but right now you wouldn't really see that much of a performance boost. If you looked at the benchmarks that were previously posted, the 939 socket processors beat the AM2 socket by a landslide. It uses ddr2, but its not really utilizing it to its full potential. I think you'd be better off with a X2. There will be a time for AM2 but right now its not it!
Rig -- Emachines T5026, 3.06ghz P4, 300W Bestec PSU, 160 sata hd, 512mb dual channel 3200 ram @ 3-3-5-8, ATI Radeon 9250 pci, dual layer 16x dvd+/-rw.