System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home Videos/Photo Editing, Backup files from other PCs in house, Serve Video & Music to other Devices, Internet, Video Streaming, Gaming is least important right now
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, hard drives, and Win 7 OS. I have a Dell 2408 24" Monitor & 2 WD20EARS 2TB Drives. The drives have the Win 7 OS on it now from an older PC that I will move over.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: none
Overclocking: Maybe in Future
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Would like it to be somewhat quiet
I know that the CPU is probably overkill right now, but the Phenon II X4 appeals to me for down the road and I like to squeeze out the very best parts for my budget. I probably can get away with a Athlon II X4 which I may do in order to get the video card now as oppose to waiting down the road. Probably makes more sense to go with a Athlon II X4 and use the price difference to go to a video card. Right?
Newegg has bad combo deals today (Dec 1st), they had better ones at the end of Nov. it seemed.
Just wanted to add that I would luv to substitute the AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz - C3 Revision for the AMD Phenon II X4 955 BE Deneb 3.2GHz and save the $55 if I know for sure I could unlock the extra cores for my video work I would like to do.