I've been looking to put together some VALUE based low cost computers with upgradability recently for no more than about $500 or so. Here are 2 Socket 939 and 2 Socket AM2 AMD Solutions (Single and Dual Core)
that i've come up with after the replies to my last post for suggestions last month. I've since included a motherboard with a better on-board video solution and a larger hard drive among other things. This only
includes the Case and Keyboard/Mouse. Any relevant S/H or Tax is included in the price.
The intended use of this machine in general does not include hard core gaming or video encoding and therefore doesn't "initially" require a high end processor, alot of memory or a high end graphics GPU. I
have included a fair amount of upgradability with the selected components used. It was a challenge to keep these configurations around or under $500 without using the absolute cheapest parts. Any further input would be appreciated. Thanks!
This is true, however one advantage of 939 in an upgrade standpoint is the fact that 939 is based on DDR400 and therefore can use DDR400 from those who have Socket A based boards which want to go to 939 w/o the added cost of buying DDR2 memory. Certainly for a new build, AM2 would be the better choice. Thanks for the input.
I have included a fair amount of upgradability with the selected components used.
for your AM2 yes....dont bother with the 939 yer just givin yerself a deadend