Yes, a Socket 754 system.
Yes, a Socket 939 system.
Yes, a Socket 940 / Opteron system.
Probably, but haven't decided which yet.
No, I adhere to the dark side.
No, just plain no.
What the hell is Athlon 64?
I'm pretty sure I will be getting one by next fall, just don't know which one.
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I'm more than likely going to be building a new system this year based on the AMD 64, just haven't decided which chip yet. My XP 1800+ be getting a little old
Im in!! I have to save up for it, but bitbendette made me a deal. I stripped down my home linux box, and made a new system for my BIL, and nephew/niece, and I get to build a rock hauler in the spring, once we pay for xmas
I said 939, but I'm not really commited to a specific socket selection yet, and cost will play a factor, too
I'm hoping to be able to afford a 939 version but I'll have to wait and see come the summer, my firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz is good enough atm and I'm getting a 9700Pro very soon, so there's no real point in upgrading yet.
Well not this year, I don't think. Don't need it yet, that's for sure.
Spring has sprung. If I'm not here, I'm gone golfing, camping, golfing, fishing, etc.Disregard; I'm back.....Again!
I'm building one more system this year, but it won't be an Athlon 64. Maybe when they come out with BTX compatible motherboards, then I might use that chip series . . .
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Not sure which one yet, but if it's not delayed too much, I would really like a socket 939.
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I'm thinking probably a Socket 939, however the Socket 754 systems seem to have been given a strong show of support by AMD.
If they continue to put out stronger and stronger CPUs for that platform AND the 939 is priced out of reach and/or pushes the cost of CPUs for the 754 way down, then maybe I'll go that way.
I'm waiting for the market to shake itself out as I want a Dual Opteron system. A64 isn't in the picture.
I'm with DS on this one. would rather have a dual Opteron. Its a matter of juglling this hobby with my woodworking. That and it would appear that it is going to be a very lean year this year at work. We lost several major accounts that I was the engineer on representing about $3500-4500.
As for the 64, I would love to have one but cant justify it right now.
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Socket 939 - hopefully in May - my video editing box feels sluggish now and - could do with a boost
Short answer is no - too expensive for me atm.
Hell, I can't even afford an XP3200
One day, one day....
I will once the prices have dropped & and socket situation has been sorted out. Dont want to get caught out in a P4 socket situation like a lot of peeps did.
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Ahhh, walked in the store today, and there's 2 MSI K8T Master 2 motherboards sitting here - one was bought by an attorney who wants to play around. Dual socket 940 chips . . .
Some people just have too much money
I gotta do a build this year!
Gotta itch I can't scratch and won't go away until I do build a new PC.
As soon as i get a decent job and pay off my debts, i may well just build a kick as 64 System, although i'm tempted to keep what i have now until its not powerfull enough. I can then concentrate on making my current system quiet and building a full on AD network at home. I'd also like to get a lappy one day and possibly a Palmtop.
I don't think I will build one until the "second" generation comes out... I learn't my leason the hardway with my KT7-Raid board...
(which BTW i looking like its going to get refurbished and set up as a Linux router... red hat probaly)
I agree with slohand.... the urge is hard to resist...
I will probably be building a new system by the begining of next year and then AMD 64 is very tempting, if Appel dosen't come up with another G5 (Ya raight man )
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I might at the end of summer break.
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Just out of interest, I was thinking of upgrading what I have.
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1 x Western Digital 80Gb 8mb cache PATA
1 x Western Digital 60Gb 2mb cache PATA
Hercules Radeon 8500 128Mb
To make this one kick-ass machine:
2 x 512Mb PC3200 (Crucial or Twinmos)
Crucial 9800 Pro 128Mb Video card
2 x Western Digital SATA Raptor 36.7Gb drives, running in RAID 0
That lot comes to £682.00, inc. VAT + shipping.
I'd keep the 80Gb IDE drive as storage on an IDE port, and I could easily sell the Corsair memory, 60Gb HDD, CPU & 8500 Video card for about £160.00 so that makes total outlay of around £520.00 for a fairly fast machine.
Compare that to the cost of going 64 bit, figure it should stand me in good stead for at least a year, maybe longer, and that's why I'm not ready to take the plunge yet.
Hell, I may just go ahead and do this thing, that damn credit card is winking at me
until 64-bit software comes out to take advantage of these chips fully, i am fine going along with may 2.4G Barton!
of course i say this and by fall i will have an A64 hehe
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Well, I said no. would like to but too poor right now. But even if I had the dough, I'd probably not, since I got more pc stuff than I really need. For what I do on a pc I'd probably not benefit by anything faster/powerful.
That's the adult common sense talking.. cuz if I 'really' had the dough it would be blown on all the newest goodies.
After all we now have quad cores!
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The poll has been closed for over 3 years now
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I think I'll buy a 754 because it's obviously a superior platform to the 939.
Hang on, where's my calendar?........
I bought an Athlon 64x2 this year. I have no idea what socket it is. I don't know if it takes the small base or the standard base bulbs.
I'm still shopping around trying to find one of them there rocks DA has.. From what he says, they run cool and are darn near indestructible. LoL!!!
Only problem is I don't know what kinda tubes to keep on hand for spare parts...
No tubes ... solid silicon dioxide baby!
Why is this poll even still on the front page?
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I'd say it's holding place till a better one comes along.