I am looking to upgrade CPU/MB/Ram for my current system. The main use will be Internet/MS Office and few times a month photo and AVCHD video editing. The video editing will be on amateur basis only (an hour or two a month of PS and perhaps Encore to burn AVCHD dvds. I use Sony PMB and sometimes Nero for DVDs). The system will run Windows 7 and 4GB memory.
The main issue I am struggling is should I invest in a better MB for long run or a better AMD CPU. I keep my systems for a 4-5 years and don’t do multi-tasking or play games and if my video editing takes little longer, it doesn’t bother me.
I am thinking one of these CPUS
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
1. I am really not in hurry to update as my laptop (Win7 32 Bit, 3 GB Ram with Pentium Dual Core T4200@ 2.00 GHz, HDMI) does meet my needs for video/photo editing. I missed the Black Friday sales being out of country so I am watching for any upcoming sales or price drops.
2. I can really wait a month or two if prices will drop etc. I just feel more comfortable using my 3 1 TB Hds on the desktop.
You think a micro Atx MB will fit into my Atx Case without issues?