Looking for advise on my build. I am going to go with the Phenom II 720. I'm going to get a good 400-500 watt PSU. 500GB-1TB Seagate HDD. Already have RAM (DDR2 800), case, running XP, etc. I am going to stick with DDR2 board because I have the RAM already. Not much sense in blowing $80 or so on RAM when there's not much performance advantage.
I only need advise on the Mobo & GPU.
What I will like to do is purchase the GPU a bit after I have everything assembled, so on-board graphics is preferred, but not mandatory.
shopping on newegg.com.
Going to slightly overclock the CPU, but not much. Want to run stock cooler.
Use the computer for surfing, watching u-tube, web design, DVD creation (adobe premiere elements), etc. Nothing too taxing.
Kinda like to get as close to Dragon Platform as possible to maximize performance / $$.
I'd like to get the best bang for the $$. Want to stick with AMD for graphics as well. Saw a 3870-512Mb for $60 (after $10 MIR), 4670-1Gb for $60 (after $20 MIR), and many others.
I don't play games, so the best graphics card for <=$60 (after MIRs). I will be running folding @ home, so if there is anything better for this, please recommend.
Want a 790 chipset. <=$120. Saw some nice ones with sideport mem (if it helps, great) for as low as $85. Not looking for anything too crazy.