Re: Upgrading to Athlon 64 - Help me avoid bottlenecks
thats hardly a fair comparison!!! Whats with the different RAM?? If oyu aren't going to overclock then you can use Corsair Value on either option. And again you can buy a cheap heatsink for your socket 939 rather than the thermalright (which you haven't included a fan) if you don't want to overcolcok, after all, you are comparing to a retail pack socket 754.
Originally Posted by Cindy
I'd say that you would be looking at a $50 difference between the options if you compared fairly, at which I would say go for socket 939, because I don't think extra $50 is much when you are already spending over $400.
Edit: sorry missed your comment on overclocking. I would definitely go winchester 3200 then as the 90nm chips are cooler. The price difference isn't that much if you compared fairly.
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