i have been out of the building game for about 28 months, a lot has changed since i have built my last computer. I would like to know what the difference is between the two chips is. I am getting ready to build a new system in the next two weeks, I do not want to make a mistake on what chip to buy. i do know that am2 uses ddr2, i do not know what the fs bus speed is on a am2 533 667 800,
a recommended motherboard would be helpfull it does not half to be sli
a recommended ram will also help
I agree with JumpingJack. Besides the fact that the X2 4800+ would probably out perform the AM2 5000+, the 4800+ is a whole lot cheaper, like several hundred dollars cheaper.
If you're going to replace the 939 machine, than Conroe is a better deal at the moment. If you do go to Conroe, be careful to get the very newest of motherboards, because a lot of the first ones have big problems in the BIOS.