Phenom II x4 955 on AM2+ board or Phenom II x4 945 on AM3 board ?????

negril

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I can purchase two systems (ZT Systems, Affinity) very closely priced. One system uses an AM2+ mboard and an AMD Phenom IIx4 955 with 8 gig of ddr2. The other system has an AM3 board with an AMD Phenom IIx4 945 with 8 gig of DDR3 (1333MHz). Would I be better off with the AM3 mboard and a slightly slower cpu or should I go with the 955 on the older mboard? I'm not a gamer and I don't really use any programming that requires such a powerful cpu. My concern is upgrades down the road to keep up with traffic.

Thanx,
 
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Go for a slower CPU with a good motherboard because you can overclock the processor or replace it..since AMD will use the AM3 socket for a long time now....it's better to have some upgrade options
What are the Video cards on the 2 systems ?? - after the CPU that is the component that will effect the performance the most (if not more important than the CPU) - If they are also about the same then the AM3 would be the way to go.
 

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Go for a slower CPU with a good motherboard because you can overclock the processor or replace it..since AMD will use the AM3 socket for a long time now....it's better to have some upgrade options
 
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negril

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Bought this today:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11504954&whse=BC&Ne=5000001+4000000&eCat=BC|84|56671&N=4017755%204294908621&Mo=10&No=5&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=


Best deal I could find anywhere online. All I need is a graphics card. Don't do much gaming so I can probably find a good card for a reasonable price.


Thanx again all, all of your comments are appreciated.