Hello all. I posted a thread in the Tech Talk section, but thought maybe I should post one here too. I'm looking to upgrade my "aging" system in like 2 months from now. My current specs.
Athlon xp-m @ 2.4ghz
I'm looking at either AM2 or Conroe. I originally planned to get an Asrock agp/pci-e mobo for S939 and a X2 3800+ but today I decided that wasn't enough of an upgrade for me. Now, I am planning to just wait until the next videocard come out (7950, x1950) for some prices to drop (i'll then decide what vidcard to get. For mobo/cpu following options.
conroe e6400 (2.13ghz, 2x2) $325cad
conroe e6600 (2.4ghz, 4x4) $410cad
msi 975x mobo $235cad
am2 x2 3800+ $175cad
am2 x2 4200+ $215cad
asus m2n-sli $185cad
msi k9n sli $175cad
I'm leaning towards e6600 + the MSI mobo. Hopefully, in next 2 months, mobo prices will drop and/or some new mobos will come out for Conroe. But now I'm readint that 64-bit performance for Conroe isn't as good as A64. Is this true? And if it is, how much worse is it. I'm worried since I know Vista comes out soon (early next year?), and I don't plan on having to buy another new rig (mobo+cpu) anytime soon.