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AM2+ or AM3 budget gaming build?

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December 21, 2009 8:20:11 PM

Hi guys here are two builds I am comparing. I will bite the bullet and go for the AM3 as it gives the oportunity to upgrade in the future. Any feedback on compatability or ideas are very welcome
AM2+
CPU/Processor Athlon II X 3 435 2900 AM3 € 53.45
MOBO/Motherboard M4A785-M € 63.20
RAM/Memory 3GB 2X1GB + 2X512MB
GPU/Graphics Card Radeon ASUS EAH 4670/DI/512MD3 € 61.26
HDD/Hard Drive - WD 500GB 16MB 7200rpm 3.5inch SATA3.0 € 41.00
ODD/Optical Disk Drive - DVD RW SAMSUNG 22x SATA € 18.25
PSU - Aopen QF50G - Case MidiTower w. USB/Audio 400W € 51.25
Total €288.41
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AM3AM3
CPU/Processor Athlon II X 3 435 2900 AM3 € 53.45
MOBO/Motherboard MSI 770-C45 AM3 ATX €55.64
RAM/Memory Kigston 2GB 1333MHz DDR3 € 43.51
GPU/Graphics Card Radeon ASUS EAH 4670/DI/512MD3 € 61.26
HDD/Hard Drive - WD 500GB 16MB 7200rpm 3.5inch SATA3.0 € 41.00
ODD/Optical Disk Drive - DVD RW SAMSUNG 22x SATA € 18.25
PSU - Aopen QF50G - Case MidiTower w. USB/Audio 400W € 51.25
Total € 324.36
December 21, 2009 10:20:17 PM

Go for the AM3, it may cost a bit more now but as time goes on you can upgrade it more. Also DDR3 RAM is finally down enough to justify it.
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December 21, 2009 10:45:51 PM

Oh, you already have DDR2 RAM. I'd say sell whatever spare parts you have on ebay and go for 4 gigs of DDR3. The rest is fine as is for the AM3 mobo build, since almost all of the rest is the same parts between the two.
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