Ok, i think it finally time to retire my old computer that is 8 years old. I currently have Asus p4pe motherboard and a northwood Pentium 4 CPU and would like to upgrade.
Please help me select parts for new PC please.
Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP
Budget Range: ~$400 After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: HD movies, photo editing, Virual Machine, surfing the web, gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Full size ATX case
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, local stores
Parts Preferences: ANYTHING THATS NOT CORSAIR
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Additional Comments: It needs to be upgradeable. I will upgrade the parts as time goes by. It will be running 64 bit. Integrated graphics are OK as long as I can run HD movie. The original budget was $500 but i need 100 for a OS (Windows 7 home premium or Windows 7 Pro)
If you know of any place that sells Windows 7 cheaply, please let me know; the cheapest one i found was $90 at Newegg for home premium and 120 for pro.
Thank you for your help.
It should work out good. The only possible change i can see would be to try to fit the Phenom II x4, 955 BE in to get you from a dual core to a quad core but either way for your usage you should be fine.