Hi, I'm a first time poster here. I need an opinion on whether or not I should upgrade my computer. I currently have an ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard that's socket AM2 with a nForce 570 SLI MCP chipset. I have an AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ processor as well. Should I upgrade to a new motherboard, processor, and DDR3 RAM, or should I just try to max out what I have?
well it really depends on what you want to use it for. if it is for gaming, then yes now is a great time to upgrade. if it is for surfing the web, then no not really, just overclock it until it cant go no more
What the difference with a athlon and a phenom II then?
just want to make sure we are talking about athlon, not athlon II, but as far as athlon goes...everything. Phenom II is all 45 nm, 6 Mb of L3 cache, multicore, faster clock speeds, different cores, faster hyper transports, different voltage, i could keep on going but yeah they are entirely different.
If money wasn't an issue, what would you recommend for a motherboard and processor?
if money wasn't an issue i would recommend the i7 920 and the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 LGA 1366 Intel X58,EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED "Overclocker's Pick" 3-Way SLI + PhysX 1366 Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard, or another high end asus i7 board (but money is always an issue and a build like this will cost somwhere around 3000$)