My hope is to buy a new MB & then memory... and build this using my older AMD Phenom II 965... until I can upgrade to a better CPU.
But this leads to some questions...
Are there motherboards that will take this 965 AM3 CPU and let me upgrade to the current AMD FX 8 core AM3+ CPUs ?
(I know there are motherboards that will accept either AM3 or AM3+ but am I missing something here?)
I was considering moving to Intel, just because I haven't built an Intel PC before and wondered how much their performance differs.... but I really am satisfied with my AMD 965, and think the smartest thing to do is what I proposed above. But please feel free to point out reasons I should wait and go with Intel.
AMD vs. Intel
MB brand preferences (Gigabyte, ASUS, etc)
Thank you for any and all help.
Edited by TNF, 29 January 2013 - 01:11 PM.