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Thread: It's Christmas Upgrade Time!!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2002

    Default It's Christmas Upgrade Time!!!

    So the older I get the more input I have on my gifts, so I am looking to make the leap to a 64 bit processor. Now granted it hasn't been that long since my last upgrade...that was an emergency situation (CPU and mobo died), but I am looking to get into the 939 platform now; Because I feel it has become more of a finalized socket (for future upgrades of course). So here is the question...Do you go with an established processor like the 3500+ or pick up one of the new 3200 with the 90nm core and overclock? I read on HardOcp that this processor was providing speeds at 2.4 ghz that rivaled the 3800+. What opinions do you guys have?

    "I feel the need....the need for speed!"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    British Columbia, Canada

    Default Re: It's Christmas Upgrade Time!!!

    Accualy the 3500 has 90nm technology as well and it runs at 2.2GHz although it will out proform almost all Intel Chips ( for 90nm you need the Windchestor core though) I usualy recomend that one, and the K8N Neo2 platnium.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Minnesota, United States

    Default Re: It's Christmas Upgrade Time!!!

    I'd just get a socket 939 A64 3200 and a nice HSF and overclock it. The 3500 won't get much farther. If you're waiting until Christmas, I'd suggest you wait until nForce 4 boards with SLI such as the MSI Neo4 Platinum/SLI come out and get one of those for more upgradability.
    Last edited by Yawgm0th; 11-23-2004 at 01:22 PM.

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