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do they get discontinued really quickly? It's pissing me off.
seem to have a habit of doing this, Intel stuck with the 775 socket set for ages right up until they released the core i3s, i5s etc last year.
Socket 939, argh they're so dear I'm never gonna be able to replace it
94 quid :'(
I actually had the 939 in mind when I clicked your thread came out in 2004 and then superseded by the AM2 in 2006, nice AMD.. real nice.
On the plus side if you fancied forking out for a AM3/AM2+ board phenoms go for pretty reasonable prices these days.
Do things cost more once they're discontinued?
Do they say how much power they'll need, as in, will my current PSU be good enough or not
the amount of power needed by the motherboard itself is fairly negligible it's the other components, particularly the CPU and graphics card, which draw the most power, so really it depends on what you were planning to use with your motherboard.
the motherboard you've linked to above uses a different socket set which is still supported namely AM2 which could explain the pricing. Unfortunately it does seem that once a product is redundant the prices do go up massively which is why I had to fork out q
*quite a bit for some ddr1 memory when the same amount of dd2 would have probably cost half as much.
I'll be keeping the same CPU and graphics card that I had before my motherboard broke so I'll be okay. You'd think discontinued items would be cheaper wouldn't you? Well I would until now. Thanks for the help!
if you do end up opting for a AM2/AM2+ or AM3 board, you will most likely need to change your CPU since it was designed to work on the 939 socket set rather than the AM2, annoying I know.
I overlooked the fact I could just buy a different socket 939 motherboard though. So I'm thinking about getting this: