yea, i'm planning on buying an Dual core in Oct, but i cant decided on a mobo for it. I will only use Abit or Asus, prefer ABIT tho its the only one i've used. I was thiking the 3rd eye, but i'm waiting to see if a new abit comes out.
I use my rig for Heavy ammounts of Rendering (3d studio) and Gameing, and some Anime shows. Suggestions would be very much apperciated.
The problem is that Abit and Asus don't have any socket 939 AGP boards that are worth recommending at this time. People aren't going to recommend a flakey board just because it has a particular name stamped on it!
Except that, with a X850XT PE and the X2 he want, by the time it become obsolete, I'm not even sure that it will worth it to put a nice and newer PCIe card on that rather old hardware...
He should get the board he need, use it as long as he can, then swith to a new mobo/ram/cpu that will be current at this time. This thing should last easyly more than 2 years.. who knows what will be available? Socket M2, DDR2, better SATA HDD and interface,..
OTOH, if it has a slow AGP videocard, but not enough money to get a better one for the moment, then this could be an option. Getting a better CPU with that board, and later, upgrade to a nice PCIe card. I would rather save my money for the video card and buy everything at once. So, the motherboard will be cheaper, as well as the CPU, or a faster version for the same price than the one available now.
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All good points. Throwing out an option for a high end system with AGP and PCIe option for later. The 6800GT that he has right now will last for tow years as well. Although you and I are more likely to get a new system vice upgrading, some people like that type of option...
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