Ok, i wanted to start by thanking all you guys (im not saying any names i dont want to leave anyone out) for helping me decide on a new system.
I decided on the 780G chipset (790gx was to expensive)
and an athlon x2 5000+ Brisbane (anything higher is a waste, because im going to push it to 3ghz anyway, and i dont see the point in getting a 2.9ghz 5600+ when its only going to hit 3.2ghz~ anyway)
what do you guys think of these two options i chose.
BIOSTAR A780G M2+ SE AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR A780G M2+ SE AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
I needed an IGP chipset because i'll be stuck with it for about 2 weeks untill i get a better graphics card. And i believe i've reached my limit for price/performance to last me 2 weeks
(i can handle 1024x768 for 2 weeks in CSS, after all, i played CSS in 640x480 with a geforce 2 pci for almost a month with 20fps when my x1600 died.)
I was wondering if its possible to overclock an IGP?
also do you think this 5000+ brisbane will hit 3ghz? (i've heard of 3600+ hitting 3ghz, so i dont see why this one wouldnt.. besides.. my 3800+ toledo core @ 2.0ghz hit 2.8ghz with minimal problems due to the fact taht i couldnt increase voltage)
thanks ahead of time for any information and input