Howdy; I am switching my system over form AGP to PCI-E and I am wondering what would the recommended MB be for an AMD 939 3500+ (or should I go with 3200 or 3800?) processor? I was looking at the ASUS A8N-SLI SE but only for three reasons:
1. I know the ASUS name,
2. PC stats gave the premium version of this board a glowing review; and
3. Cost, about $110 Cdn.
Basically I am looking at the 1950 PRO or the 7900 GS card for this system with 1 or 2 gigs of ram (corsair?). The 7900 is $175 Cdn and the 1950 is $280 Cdn. Once again I normally use Kingston but only because I have always used it and have never had any troubles. I currently have 1 gig of Kingston value ram (2 x 512).
I currently have a FS 450w PS (love it) and 120gb IDE HD.
If you are buying a new processor, get the AM2 socket model. Else you are back where you are at now with no upgrade path. Putting out a choice there would be close to your pick now:
PICK#1 4 IDE devices, 4 USB ports, less cost ASUS M2N-E SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 500
PICK#2 2ide devices, 6 USB ports, better Raid controllor, more cost ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI
For the difference in price I would go with the 7900, they will keeep up the X1950 PRO for some games and not much different in others.
RAM depends on the vendor you buy from. I ampreety sure AMD runs best with DDr2-800 RAM
Your other parts should work with these parts.
Ok, I have made up my mind then to go with the AMD 64 X2 4000+. Now I am looking at all the AM2 boards out there and trying to decide which would be the best bet for about $120 Cdn ($100 US). Right now I am looking at the ASUS M2N-E still, which is $125 Cdn. Also should I put 1 or 2 gigs of ram in? On the NCIX forum a person who replied stated "why 2 gigs?". I always thought more brain equals more speed and power.
I don't OC so that is not an issue, I also have an ARCTIC FREEZER 65 Pro which will go on this processor too.
Sounds like you are getting close. I think 2 GB is the best right now, if it fits your budget. I know they ask more money in Canada (probably for all the extra colors in the money) so you will have to work that out. Rest of it, you are good to go for now.