Ok, straight to the problem. I'm looking at upgrading my current PC and have chosen an Athlon 64 3400+(Newcastle 2.4G) and Gforce 6600GT and now all I need to choose is a Mainboard and memory. I am upgrading for gaming purposes (Doom 3, Rome, Brothers in Arms). So, what are your recommendations for the MB and mem? Thanks in advance!
You'll have to go s939 to get PCIe - you're Newcastle core is s754. Todays AGP boards are as fast as their PCIe counterparts. The advantage to going PCIe now is the ability to upgrade - most mfrs will start emphasizing PCIe in their products. If you aren't a frequent upgrader or don't plan to upgrade within the next 18 months or so, then it's my opnion that the best route is the s754 and an AGP vid card. Concur with code - balance price, warranty and support on your mem purchase. If you're not going to OC, then you should be good with Kingston Value select (2X512 for $140 on Newegg).
Have you read the FAQ? Looked for previous posts on this topic?
Hmmm, think I'll just put in the extra cash and get a 6800. Ok, so here's what I'm thinking, A64 3400, Gforce 6800, the NF3 mobo as suggested above, now for Mem. I'm looking at PC3200, but I also see PC4000 available, which will give me more bang for the buck?