I just want something that can handle watching movies and playing music without a issue.
Or should I wait for Sandy Bridge/Bulldozer to come out
Smooth HD Playback With A Sempron 3200+http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-780g-chipset,1785-3.html
I will be encoding/transcoding in the furture, but I was thinking it would be better to create a different desktop for that. A nice intel i5 2500k with a powerful cuda core gpu.
I like the article you sent!
so my choices are:
Sempron 64 3500+ (59watt) $15
FIC motherboard $28
DDR2 - 800 2x2 $58
Sempron 140 2.7ghz (43watt) $34
Foxconn/ECS/ASRock MB $40
DDR3 - 1333 2x2 $40
i am leaning towards the newer technology just for the reliability factor.