<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LuckyBoy1:
A true AMD 64 (not one of the fake ones that are in name only) with a pair of matched, low latency registered RAM (very expensive) is the best thing out there at this time.
Erm .. aren't all A64's true ?
Registered ram is on the socket 940 boards, I am thinking about the socket 939 A64-3500+ with the 512 cache, that don't require registered ram. (damn you AMD for halving the cache !).
I know these things are the current top of the line, but how much difference they make in something like FB were the CPU is as important as the rest of the system.That what I am trying to determine
Sorry, one more small point and I'll go piss off...
The AMD 64's won't do much for you at this point by virue of being a 64 bit system alone, so don't get caught up on that nonsense because can you name me a single application that now uses 64 bit preocessing?
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If you want the big dog, get the FX 53 for sure.
Well I want to go S939 (if I change) because thats the socket AMD will be utilizing in future, so CPU upgrades (for a little while at least) will be possible without buying a new mobo etc.
Add to that socket 754 is only single channel ram and that CPU is more expensive than the s939 3500 over here.
If I am going to change I want the best platform available currently, which is the 939 route.
Fx53 is way too pricey, in fact the difference between the 3500 and 3800 A64's price over here (UK) are immense.
Best prices I can find for S939 CPU's are:
Which makes the 3500 the only near affordable one.
(although I am giving consideration to stretching too the 3800).
I can pick up an FX51 for around â£250, but its socket 940 and As I have good ram already, I intend to transfer it, but socket 940 requires registered ram, mine is not, then you have the near obsolete (for future upgrades)old socket motherboard.