Which AMD 64 setup would be an upgrade?
Hi there. First let me start off by saying I have had AMD setups for years prior to this Intel setup, I have no preference, I just want performance.
That being said I am awaiting my X800 XT to arrive and am considering building a new machine around it, only however if it's going to be a significant boost over what I already have without blowing a load on an FX CPU. So if you would, please have a look at my specs(those that matter) and notice the overclock as that obviously has a big impact on gaming performance:
Intel Pentium 4C HT firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz (14x250) Watercooled
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe 875
1 GB OCZ Gold EL PC3700 (4x250) 1:1
ATI Radeon 9800XT
2X 120GB Western Digital 8MB Cache Raid0
Now my dilema with the A64 setup is I have 4 sticks of RAM, which makes the 754 chipset kind of useless to me. My main question is do you think a 939 and a 3500 would be a boost over what I have now? Would the performance increase be worth tearing my system apart, watercooling and all, for this AMD 64 rig? I'd like a 3800+ but I really do want to keep both of my kidneys. As it is I am going to wait on a few more 939 mobos to arrive before I decide on one, but I have been tempted to get an A64 for a while, with only my 4X256 of RAM holding me back.
I'd rather avoid doing anything if the performance increase would be marginal, but having never used an A64 I have no idea how mine compares.
Any former Intel users care to enlighten me?
Thanks for any help you all can offer.
AMD 64 3000+ 939 @ 2.8Ghz (Prime'd)
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D
2GB OCZ PC 3700 Gold EB
XFX GeForce 7800 GTX 520/1.4Ghz
36 GB Western Digital Raptor
120 GB Western Digital 8MB
Lite-On 8X Dual Layer DVDRW 832S