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Old 06-28-2006, 11:25 PM   #1
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What kind of video card do you guys think I should get? My budget is up to $175. And do you think I should get a socket AM2 motherboard, or stick with a 939?
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AM2 ftw
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:27 PM   #3
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Socket AM2 by far without looking back. Socket 939 is museum quality, almost.
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Old 06-29-2006, 11:19 PM   #4
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AM2 it is. All I need to figure out is my video card.
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:24 AM   #5
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I would go with the nVidia GeForce 7600 for a video card myself. It is the latest one out there.
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Socket AM2 by far without looking back. Socket 939 is museum quality, almost.
Hardly, be a long time before it's dead..I have 478, I would kill for 939!
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Old 06-30-2006, 12:59 PM   #7
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I may have exaggerated a little, hehe. You know what I mean. Socket 939 is not the premier socket anymore but people like me still have them or a majority of us for that matter. AM2 is new so that's what I would be getting if you're starting a new build now.
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AM2 has no real advantage over 939 at the moment - the high latencys of the DDR2 RAM kill off any advantage of the architecture

To upgrade to AM2, you'd need a new motherboard, new CPU, and new RAM - your looking at about $500 minimum. Upgrade to Socket 939 - the processors have dropped in value a lot - for example, the 3700+'s are overclocking very well at the moment and are extremely cheap.

In that budget, I'd pick a 6600GT any day of the week
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Old 06-30-2006, 04:01 PM   #9
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Stick with the 939's. Am2 isn't as highly developed as the 939 socket is right now. You wouldn't see much of a performance boost anyway. I suggest a x850xt or a 6600gt for your video card, but I'm not sure if they fit your budget. Look it up on newegg and lemme know what you decide.
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An X850XT would be way out of his budget, but a 6600GT is definitely in it.

AM2 is as highly developed - if not more. It's got loads of new technology, it's just the RAM which is hold it back :roll:
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