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June 27, 2008 6:02:44 PM

Hi!
I still have a 939 socket mainboard and I want to buy a new CPU. What is the best possible one I can get and is it worth buying or should I buy a AM2 mainboard?

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June 27, 2008 6:16:00 PM

eBay for a used X2 or Opteron. I'm still running an overclocked Opteron 165 :( 
June 27, 2008 6:17:03 PM

what processor do you currently have on your 939 mobo? and what are you using your computer for?...
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June 27, 2008 6:25:19 PM

ahslan said:
what processor do you currently have on your 939 mobo? and what are you using your computer for?...


Sorry, I forgot to mention. At the moment I have a Athlon 64 +3200. Usually I played all kind of games but I'd be happy if the processor could run World of Warcraft smoothly.
Btw my mainboard is Elitegroup K8HT2000.
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June 27, 2008 6:28:52 PM

Newegg had the san diego 3700 with 1 meg cache for $29.99 open box or about $45 new. The dual cores are a little expensive now; I wouldn't invest in one. Am2 with ddr2 is cheaper.
June 27, 2008 6:57:25 PM

i went from +3200 to second hand 4800 last year and was very happy with it, made a big difference. Make sure you get one cheap though, as the useful life span will probably be only a year or so before you'll want mething more speedy
June 27, 2008 7:25:42 PM

I don't read anything about hardware 2 years and now the only place I can get a 939 processor seems to be ebay.. amazing :pt1cable: 
June 27, 2008 7:53:27 PM

well I would suggest saving up money for an AM2...you (and I :cry:  ) missed out on the period when there were cheap deals for 939 X2s...now most of them are on ebay (which are usually overpriced)....If you can sell your setup and make a little bit of money, you can easily put together a faster and cheaper AM2 setup (the cpu's cost less, ddr2 costs less...)
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June 27, 2008 8:17:14 PM

Yep, about a year ago you could get FX-60's dirt cheap (from TigerDirect, I believe) but now they are long gone.
June 27, 2008 8:26:28 PM

The good ole days
June 27, 2008 11:45:17 PM

Hey if u want a Socket 939 athlon heres a link, its in UK though...

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(37497)AMD-CPU-Athlon-64-3800-64-bit-512Kb-L2-Cache.aspx

June 28, 2008 1:36:48 AM

What did you go with if you dont mind
June 30, 2008 8:19:00 PM


diantha, WoW isn't an extremely graphically intensive game...I have some friends that play it and I would say the game mostly depends on your graphics card...my friend was playing it pretty smoothly and he was running a single core athlon with an ati x1300xt...so ya...i suggest taking a peek at some video card options. I believe your mobo has a pci-express x16 slot so that helps A TON. There are a lot of "economical" choices to choose from..more ram in your system would also help your gameplay as well (unfortunately DDR ram isnt as cheap as DDR2)...
June 30, 2008 8:23:04 PM

diantha said:
Hi!
I still have a 939 socket mainboard and I want to buy a new CPU. What is the best possible one I can get and is it worth buying or should I buy a AM2 mainboard?


I would recommend getting out of S939. I currently have a S939 Opteron. If I was getting into a new system, I would go with an Intel rig and probably a Q6600 or better quad.
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June 30, 2008 9:08:43 PM

You should invest in a video card now, that can transition to a new system, when you are ready.
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