Originally Posted by ownage
The 9xx chips are super super nice. If you are worried about getting an different mobo, ASUS mobos are the way to go for Intel. Get a P5WD2-WS. It uses the 975x chipset, Crossfire ready and has an 8 phase power regulator compared to the usual 4 phase. That means better voltage management and no droop mods.
LMAO, I remember back a good few months ago when the 900 series was released and I broke the news of it being 64bit, HTT, 2MB cache, etc. A lot of die hard AMD supporters as well as slower (read, duhh) members completely flamed me.
It's a good CPU for the price. However, I agree with most others here, Get the AMD X2. Also, the Pentium D, I think, impliments dual core in a terrible way.