After building my ASUS P6T-I7, 12 Gig, Win 7 Pro system, I found I don't have patients for my 8 year old P4 and AGP video, XP Home system. I am looking toward an AM3 build with on-board video (GPU card in the future). I just ordered a new mid-tower case (ATX compatable) and an Ultra 550W Mod PSU. I need suggestions on a Mobo, CPU, and 4 Gig of DDR2 Ram. I will be transferring my IDE HD and optical drives to the new case. I have no experience with AMD, but I know they have good components and affordable prices. The new build will do email, Itunes and coorespondence. Any advice? My monitor is DVI or Analog.
I'm using an Athlon II 620 and I like it alot. under $99 for a good quad core cpu. There are alot of good motherboards out there by gigabyte, asus, and biostar for am3. I've used a couple biostar T-Series boards which are great because they have reset / power on the motherboard.