don't they do san diego 3500+'s? if they do then they will be pretty overclockable...
No, they don't. 3700+ is the first San Diego CPU.
I have been looking at getting a new mobo/processor/ram and another hard drive for christmas. Would the +3700 come into the "affordable by a person with no job but saves alot of money" in 6 months?
Define "alot." Maybe; a 3700+, top-notch nF4 SLI-based mobo and some still-kickass memory will set you back about $700 by today's prices. Premium kit doesn't usually drop all that much in price, so don't expect a huge rebate, in six months, but it might be a little lower. Hard drives are a lot harder to call. Add anywhere from $60 to $600 for a new one, subject to the whims of new technology.
Thanks alot for the help guys, I'll have a think about this now.
I was reading somewhere that the VIAK8T890 chipset on the Abit AX8 motherboard isn't a bad performer, and can almost equal quite a number of nForce4 boards...and its cheap. The MSI motherboard that C38368 was onabout looks good and from a few reviews seems to be plenty fast. I am going to be looking at a cost effective upgrade in a few months and I was thinking of an Abit AX8, Athlon 64 3500+ (if I can afford it, 3200 otherwise) and an ATi Radeon X800XL. I've got a gig of GeIL Golden Dragon RAM that I can liberate from my brothers computer and that should play BF2 nicely. I too don't have much money to spend on computer components. I wish they would start releasing some 90nm CPU's and PCI Express motherboards for socket 754. It would be brilliant for budget gaming then.
Hmm, those motherboards are good, but I'll need a bit of a cheaper one (they're usually the ones without SLI). Do I really need SLI though? And also it'll have to be from this list http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/default.php?page=1&ccsid=4154a57c8cf7e0e9d0a496a1a0391945&cPath=93_36_63. So what out of these would run great with an AMD 3400+ and is cheaper than probably the SLI ones, cause I don't think i'll need SLI. Are any of those ABIT ones good? cause they're some of the cheapest. Oh yeah and I might just be getting a new computer now and I don't wanna buy another copy of windows XP home. I still have the CD with the CD key for it, so is there a way I can just somehow uninstall (CD key off it too) it off my current computer to use for my new one? Because I can't just install it on the new one with it still on my old one cause i'll have to activate it and it won't let me do it with it still installed on the old one. Thanks
Just take your hard drive out from your old one and stick it into your new computer. Building and upgrading yourself would probably be better imo but its your choice. If you're buying a full computer surely WindowsXP would come pre-installed on it already so there would be no need. Also about activation, I think WindowsXP lets you activate with the same key a few times, which allows you to reformat and re-install WindowsXP without having to buy a full copy. I've had to do this once already and activated it again with the same CD key.