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Old 3rd April, 2005, 03:28 AM
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Hello everyone,

Just a question. I am planning to upgrade my computer but just can't decide what Motherboard and what CPU would be the best, current setup is my signature.

I would like to go for AMD skt939 and was thinking which core would be best: Clawhammer, Newcastle or Winchester? Was looking towards a AMD Athlon64 3500+ Socket939 Clawhammer and K8N SLI Platinum or K8N Diamond.

If anyone could advise me for a better combinations and what bits I could use from my current system it would be very nice.

BTW, looking to do some OC aswell.

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Old 3rd April, 2005, 07:58 AM
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Winchester all the way. Newcastles and clawhammers cant touch the 90nms in overclocking and heat output.

I get pretty decent results on an ABIT AV8.

EPoX has a very nice board, the 9NPA+ i believe its called, that ive seen some magic things on. I would stick to EPoX or ABIT, possibly MSI. All 3 of those makers build boards that are almost identical physically, and ARE identical to use and operate.

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What I thought ClawHammers were the best core? *Currently*
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Old 3rd April, 2005, 10:34 AM
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Thanks for reply.
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I would agree with DISO... I don't think you will see a whopping improvement over your 754 rig, It will be a noticeably pleasant improvement, but not revolutionary.

PCIe and SLI ...that's tougher for me as I am staying AGP to keep costs down. I think SLI is improving. Dual 6600GTs looks pretty good..... ABIT, EPoX, and MSI have good SLI boards, but I get the sense that ASUS and DFI are the SLI leaders..... DFI advertises 100% Japanese capacitors now.....

So I say look at a Winchester, If a single PCIe video card or AGP stay with ABIT, EPoX, or MSI. If SLI then two 6600GT's (Or 6800 Ultra's if you can afford that) and the DFI SLI board.

I understand a reluctance to switch brands of motherboards when one has given great service.... but go ahead ..broaden your horizons!
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