hey first post on this promising looking site, My pretty newish pc decided to die on me. Its either the motherboard or the cpu. mpotherboard = asus sk8v cpu = AMD 64 FX 53 i can maybe retun the motherboard but last time i retuned something to them it took months ot get the money back after countless phone calls at a nice charge. The cpu i have lost the box for and am moving house in 2 days so i doubt ill find it or get to retun it. So i have decided just to replace both. im a little confused about AMD opteron and all this and that The fact it says "workstation". I read a post on what workstation is and i dont see why i cant have a opteron on my pc i use at home with XP to play games and work on them. Or should i get yet another FX 53 err, isnt a 57 coming out? or 55 out:S? but not shops:S? basicaly i want a v.nice processor and motherboard to replace the old ones to play games and work on with windows xp. I play games (mohaa) and mod it, build models. script, code put it in etc. new FX or opteron? whats the latest of both?:S when are new ones comming out? Why sint opteron under the desktop secion also?