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Jan 1, 2008
Colorado Springs, CO
Hey everyone,

Its getting to be that upgrade time, and I've got a smallish budget to do the upgrades with. I will be using xmas money to upgrade the gfx card, and I'd like to stay team green, so no go buy an i5/7 or whatever...

Anyways, I'm looking to catchup with the platform times, as well as give me minor upgrades path while I wait for the next major overhaul. Current system in question is in my sig.

What I need help/opinions on is this: Should I upgrade to AM2+ mobo w/ AM3 CPU so I can get some thing like this:

AM3 Phenom II X4 955BE(new revision)
decent AM2+ mobo


AM3 Athlon II X4 620 (and OC the **** outta it)
decent to good AM3 Mobo
4 gigs DDR3-1600

one thing I dont want to do is roll the dice on unlocking, as I play around with VMs all the time, and also fold for T32 (I know, I know, Intel folds faster... my 2.4ghz MBP folds faster then my desktop...)