-the lesser the better,but if any component priced higher is gonna make a significant diff to the config,then wont mind spending
Im considering an AMD based system:
PROC: I feel an AMD Athlon II X3 445 will be bttr than a X2....since the 3rd core may make a diff wid the editing softwares i mentioned above
MOBO: Im confused here....shud I go for a AM3 or AM2+ mobo?? will DDR3 make a huge diff in basic use? PLEASE ADVICE
RAM: DDR2 or DDR3??
GRAPHICS CARD: here again will an onboard soln be enuf? especially for ADOBE softwares since they support hardware acceleration....I was thinking a 9400GT or a ati4830?
The rest of the config....I'll consider during the purchase itself...450W PSU shud be enuf rite?
Just drop the 5670 and use the onboard video so you can get more RAM and perhaps a bigger Hard Drive. The ASRock M3A770DE and Athlon II X3 440 provide excellent value. I would not go any cheaper on the motherboard. As for the case since you're not even putting in a dedicated video card right now you can go with something cheaper or more to your tastes.
As for the Adobe Hardware acceleration it just depends on how much time you spend in Photoshop and After Affects. If you're spending 4hrs or more a day with Adobe then you may appreciate having a dedicated GPU. If not, then I say just stick with the onboard video. You can always add a dedicated GPU latter if you really feel the need but since you want to pay as little as possible........