Have some parts. Just need a CPU and Board suggestions.

I had done months of research and was starting to slowly buy parts, to help wiht the budget. I have bought some parts from Newegg over the past couple of months. I was waiting on the motherboard to lower in price (GIG GA-MA69GM-S2H) (AMD AM2 board) and they deactivated it. Guess you can't wait in this business, things become old fast.

NO GAMING. I might decide to do some video transfering(editing) from my camcorder to my DVD's. Other than that just normal home use.

Anyway what I have so far is:
1. A nice big case for standard ATX or smaller
2. Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
3. SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD Burner
4. Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
5. Antec earthwatts EA430 430W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply 100

Very small budget. My original plan was $200.00 or less for both board and processor combined.

Should I stick with AMD or go with the Intel chips? Its been about 5 months since I have roamed the forums and prices probably have dropped. Anyway thanks for your help.
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  1. I would try to go with Intel, I think you'll be happiest performance wise and will have more overclocking potential, should that interest you.

    CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116052

    Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059
  2. That's a tough budget. For video work, I think you'll find that Intel will perform better, but would bust that budget. Do you have a video card already, or must that also fit into $200?
    One of the new 780G boards may be suitable for you. Even a 4000+ X2 would be sufficient on it to handle HD content.
  3. rockhead21784 said:
    I had done months of research and was starting to slowly buy parts, to help wiht the budget. I have bought some parts from Newegg over the past couple of months. I was waiting on the motherboard to lower in price (GIG GA-MA69GM-S2H) (AMD AM2 board) and they deactivated it. Guess you can't wait in this business, things become old fast.

    NO GAMING. I might decide to do some video transfering(editing) from my camcorder to my DVD's. Other than that just normal home use.

    Anyway what I have so far is:
    1. A nice big case for standard ATX or smaller
    2. Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    3. SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD Burner
    4. Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    5. Antec earthwatts EA430 430W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply 100

    Very small budget. My original plan was $200.00 or less for both board and processor combined.

    Should I stick with AMD or go with the Intel chips? Its been about 5 months since I have roamed the forums and prices probably have dropped. Anyway thanks for your help.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128077 $64.99
    GIGABYTE GA-P31-S3G LGA 775 Intel P31 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115052 $129.99
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

    Total
    $194.98
  4. No video card. I guess if i got a board with out one I would need to add that on. Any thoughts on a inexpensive card?

    Thanks
  5. Is $50 inexpensive? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121235

    I'll infer from the budget that you're not trying to game too much.
  6. rockhead21784 said:
    No video card. I guess if i got a board with out one I would need to add that on. Any thoughts on a inexpensive card?

    Thanks


    If you go with AMD, pick up a a MB with 780G chipset, as suggested a few posts ago. Its on board video can handle anything except for serious gaming, and can play x264 780p and has HDMI, etc.
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