I'm a low budget person so I'm obviously going with AMD. But, I'm planning on buying the "ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard" and using the "AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor" with it. Any thoughts? Good idea, bad idea, ok for a low budget person? Also no, I will not be gaming on it. Mostly rendering. (Hence why I got AMD)
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You can also go with one of the new trinity cpus and use the onboard video. Those cpus require an fm2 socket.