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January 18, 2005 1:14:52 AM

Hey guys, I have decided to build my own computer, but I need some advice from you guys :p 

I have read alot of post saying that Athlon 64+ 3000 (939) is better than Athlon 64+ 3200 (939). Why is that ?

Here's the parts that I'm planning to buy, feel free to give any suggestion :p 

CPU:
Athlon 64+ 3000 (939)
or
Athlon 64+ 3200 (939)

Motherboard:
MSI K8N Neo 2 Platinum $185

Ram (184 pins):
Corsair Value Select 512MB PC-2700

Video Card:
BFG GeForce 6800GT OC 256MB GDDR3

HDD:
Maxtor 160GB S-ATA w/ 8MB cache

DVD Burner:
LiteOn SOHW-1633S 16x DVD+/-RW + Dual Layer

Sound Card:
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS w/ 1394


Do I need extra fans ?

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January 18, 2005 1:39:06 AM

Hey, thx for the reply !

I don't plan to overclock my computer.

Can someone please suggest me which brand should I get from http://www.canadacomputers.com/memory.html for memory (184 pins), I am not familiar with it :( 
January 18, 2005 1:56:49 AM

Try to get the 3200 instead of the 2700.
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January 18, 2005 4:54:31 AM

Okay, the A64s come in two flavours. One is the old socket 754. It had single channel ram. Now Amd has added 185 pins, to allow an extra memory channel (184 pins + 1 for power) That's s939. But they gave a lot of weight to dual channel memory, and it's just not that good.
As a result, the s754 3000+ is a better performer than the s939 3200+.
If you are going with AGP graphics, and not OCing, there is no advantage to S939. You may as well get the better performance, and more tried and true mobos of s754.
Pick up an Asus K8N, and a s754 3000. You will be glad you did.
January 18, 2005 9:16:11 PM

I heard s939 will replace s754 soon, and I plan to upgrade my comp every year, so is it better to use s939 ?

Planning to buy:
Athlon 64 3000 (s754)
ASUS K8N-E Deluxe NIVDIA nForce3 250Gb w/ 8-ch Sound
Kingston 2x512MB PC-3200 DDR400 SDRAM (KVR400X64C3AK2/1G)
BFG GeForce 6800GT OC 256MB GDDR3
Maxtor 160GB S-ATA w/ 8MB cache
LiteOn SOHW-1633S 16x DVD+/-RW + Dual Layer
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS w/ 1394

good ?


<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by kaywhy on 01/18/05 06:40 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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