Yes, it's time to upgrade my PC again. So, I just bought an Geforce 8800 GTS 640 mb..that's on the way now. I've currently got an epox motherboard an AMD 3700 with 2 gb of ram. I'm never really hardcore (no 30" screens, dual monitors or any of that mumbo jumbo) about my PC upgrades, but I do like it to be beefy enough to keep up with the current and incoming games.
Basically, I want something that will go for another year or two until I'm ready to build a brand new PC. My ram is DDR and my mobo is socket 939 so..no DDR2 ram or AM2 processors. So, with the new graphics card, that pretty much brings me down to the processor. I know I want to go dual core, but which processor should I go for? I'm looking at:
AMD 4200 x2, AMD 4400 x2, AMD 4600 x2
Opteron 140, Opteron 170, Opteron 175
So, which processor would you recommend and why? I've heard different things about both, but want some more opinions. I know the opteron is a server grade processor, but it's apparently got better stock cooling and overclocks like a champ. Overclocking is a factor as well.
Thanks for your time.