i have about £150 to spend to upgrade my computer. which do you think is the better, the asrock 775vm800 motherboard with a p4 3200 cpu or an asrock 939 dual sata motherboard with an athlon64 3200 cpu. or does anybody know of a better motherboard for around £50
I have no experience of either of these motherboards, but many tests have shown that you get more for your money with AMD processors. Also worth noting is that Asrock is the budget branch of Asus, so it might be worth looking at how much a similarly specified Asus motherboard would cost.
For the upgrade path,Asrock have it sewn up with AGP and PCI express on the same board.If you have an AGP graphics card,and dont want to upgrade in one go,this is the board,as you can replace the AGP card with a PC express later on.