Hm, thought I saw on newegg that it could take a few intel cpus (pretty sure I'm imagining things looking at it again, didn't think boards could support both) . $200 for the mobo/cpu, ram, and drives. $300 for all of it. I'll probably get all of it since I need a case and I might return the 750w psu I currently have. It'll be nice to put the HP in another room if I don't have to scavenge from it.
edit: Looking at the asus website I see the mobo supports the
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor - $170 at Newegghttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961
AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor - $160 at Newegghttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106010
I get confused by multicore now. Obviously 8 cores is more than 6 but I know that doesn't always make it better.
It'll be a while before I could even get a new cpu, but I like to have a plan before I start buying stuff.