System Usage from Most to Least Important: software development, watching videos, development server, light gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, any software including OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tigerdirect, any other site that ships in US
Country of Origin: US
* AMD processor - I was looking at Phenom II X4 965. I suppose a 4 core will be sufficient for my usage
* MOBO - probably ASUS (I can go for any reliable one, though)
* PSU - Corsair
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
I want to have 8Gigs of RAM, am not looking to make it future proof - just need for it to suffice me for around 3 years. I needed advice from the techies about the parts that I can use in the budget. Was also planning to get a video card. Thanks a lot for looking.
I'd honestly wait till after the 19th. AMD is releasing BullDozer, and while it may be a flop, there will be a fire sale on the AM3 procs (ie the X6). Look into getting an AM3+ board (in case BD doesn't suck too badly).
CPU: I was deciding b/w these the X4 955, and X4 965 processors. Both cost essentially the same.
MOBO: Besides the ASUS one I mentioned, I also found this interesting. Does an ASROCK mobo match upto ASUS?
Graphics card: Do you have a better suggestion? Its just that I dont want to spend too much in a Video card, sonce this rig isn't a gaming rig
Case: Have not selected one yet. Would be great if someone could suggest something.
Finally, I am trying to keep this thing below $600, so any suggestions are very welcome, and appreciated. Thanks.