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Some Advice motherboard please AMD or Intel?

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January 26, 2007 8:05:57 AM

I want to build a new machine but keep my AGP 7800gs+ graphics card. I have found some Asrock motherboards that have both AGP and PCI slots. There is the Asrock 939 Dual SATA2 AGP x8 & PCI-E x16 which can take an Athlon 64 cpu or the Asrock 775DUAL-VSTA Socket 775 Motherboard thich can take an Intel Pentium D 960 (Dual Core)? Amd would be slightly cheaper but the motherboards are around the same price. Any advice would be appreciated.
January 26, 2007 12:25:29 PM

as of this month amd no longer supports the 939. :?: 8O :( 
for $57 the asrock 775 vesta is the better buy. it supports all current intel cpu's will use currrent memory and video cards. paired with a e6300-e6400 would be a solid computer. I have always been amd orientated, but until amd can get its act together I would have to recomend the Intel chips. If you are on a really tight budget you can always install an smithfield 805 dual core for about $79. so for $136 you won't have to worry about support at least for the next few years.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116249
January 26, 2007 2:00:32 PM

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as of this month amd no longer supports the 939. :?: 8O :( 
for $57 the asrock 775 vesta is the better buy. it supports all current intel cpu's will use currrent memory and video cards. paired with a e6300-e6400 would be a solid computer. I have always been amd orientated, but until amd can get its act together I would have to recomend the Intel chips. If you are on a really tight budget you can always install an smithfield 805 dual core for about $79. so for $136 you won't have to worry about support at least for the next few years.
:D 


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116249
I agree with sirfiroth, but very highly recommend to NOT get a PD 960. Core2Duo for the same price will smoke it, use less energy, and run cooler. Unless you already have the processor, or someone is practically giving it away,the choice is painfully obvious. If you can wait til Q2(may-juneish), prices are set to drop, and an E4300 in the ASRock board will be a true budget wonder. GL :) 
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