Buying a new PC "is Penyrn" & "futureproof"

  KorgY 15:06 07 Oct 2007
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Hello,

I'm about ready for a new system now, and was wondering if it’s best to wait for the upcoming "penytn" click here For "Trusted reviews" article.

I like Gaming, and I know Duo/quad cores coupled with an ATI 2900 or Geforce 8800GTX is more than up to the job. However, this last 5 years, I seem to have been in a habit of buying things "Too early" - or "at-the-wrong-time" :)! LOL

Example, I brought a Socket 939 Athlon pc from EVESHAM 2 years ago (£2000+), just before Duo cores came out, and with just one pci-express slot etc.

I'm wondering if it’s best to wait for the new breed of CPU's (whenever that may be). Don't want to pay £2000+ now for a high-end gaming pc, only to see it outdated (CPU wise) next spring!

TIA

KorgY

  citadel 15:24 07 Oct 2007

a ip35 or x38 motherboard will take penryn and the next intel cpu's that follow.
there are 9800gtx cards in the pipeline, there is uncertainty about dates.

  KorgY 15:36 07 Oct 2007

Yes, thanks Citadel, odd name that, a "9800GTX" seem to have seen that name somewhere before;)

The system i've been looking at is this one at overclockers click here ""Abit IP35-Pro Intel P35 (Socket LGA775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard""

Will this take a penyrn??


TIA


KorgY

  citadel 15:56 07 Oct 2007

yes that mb will be ok for the next gen cpu's

  KorgY 16:08 07 Oct 2007

Thank Citadel, much appreciated:)


KorgY

  Rayuk 19:30 07 Oct 2007

1 thing to note is its DDR2 memory 3 is a bit dear at the moment but there are boards out that will take 2 or 3 are there any at overclockers??

  Rayuk 19:30 07 Oct 2007

1 thing to note is its DDR2 memory 3 is a bit dear at the moment but there are boards out that will take 2 or 3 are there any at overclockers??

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