Posted 20 August 2005 - 03:58 PM
in this area, you should think about the future, for starters i sell abit asus and gigabyte boards. i suggested an asus because from my experience selling repairing upgrading returning computers/such , i have grown to like asus for its solid name in all areas. i said 64 bit ;amd; 939 pin, 64 bit is a new architexture, and until the new 64 bit os come into mainstream, you won't get the full effect of the improvements, however i have noticed an improvement in multitasking.the 939 pin is the higher end proc for amd and their best chip is a 939 pin. so even if you start off with a 3000+, it gives you a lot of room for advancement. the boards i suggested will support up to 4 gigs of dual channel ram upwards to a fsb of 800mhz. the will support your agp, BUT i strongly suggest you take the pci express board, dump your vid and get a comparable x-600 or 800, again think about the future, even non-gamers will be able to take advantage of the pci-e, or even better sli. depends on the graphic company of your choice, nvidia or ati. i would just stick to pci-e not the sli-able board (simply 2 pci-e slots for use with exact same pci-e vid card to harness power of both cards), ati has dual core cards out or coming out soon, anyway , one piece of advise to sum it all up, gets lots of info, and think about possible future upgrades, buy good backbone to allow it later.