JAB_Creations - 4:35 pm on Sep 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
yeeeeeep, im not building anything that isn't a socket AM3 so it can take advantage of DDR3 PLUS it keeps the door open for a 6 core. Don't have the cash for a 6 core right now? no big deal just drop in a cheap 3.0ghz dual core and when you have the money just replace the chip.
you can really build future overhead in with each AMD system now.
Any AM3 CPU will work in an AM3+ motherboard so even if you have a junkie AM3 motherboard you can move that CPU to a nice high end AM3+ motherboard in 2011. Remember, AMD does not screw consumers on chipsets either so 890FX boards can cost well under $200. I'm sure we'll see a 990FX chipset because Bullsozer CPU's (AM3+) won't work in a regular AM3 motherboard. That's fine because say half a year later when you have $200 saved up you can upgrade to an eight core Bulldozer AM3+ CPU without having to buy the AM3+ motherboard (because you already bought it half a year earlier).