I am in the process of building my new computer, and my first serious mod. However, I have to do this wisely, and only get one chance at not screwing up on my build.
Here's my dilemna:
Right now, I have an AMD Opteron 148 Skt 939 CAB2E CPU. No mobo, no RAM, nothing but the CPU. In June/July, AMD is releasing the AM2 chipset, which is a Skt 940 DDR2 supporting chipset. I'm planning on pouring about $2k into the build, and want to know if I should build now (ASUS A8N32-SLI, dual 7900 GT, 2x 500GB SATA-300, 2GB PC3200 Ballistix) or if I should wait until the new chipset. Here's where it gets more complicated:
In June/July, the AM2 chipset will be released with new 90nm process CPUs. In November/December, the 65nm CPUs will be released, and frankly will pwn the 90nm CPUs. It's supposed to be like the Gigahertz wars of a few years ago. I don't mind waiting. If I do, I'll just sell the Opty and save that money towards the build. But if anyone has seen any benchmarks on the AM2 and 65nm chips and doesn't see a significant gain, then I'd rather not wait.
Any suggestions would be great, it's the whole patience vs Moore's Law dilemna.