Building my first computer..need help
I own a dell...*insert slap sound*
It's time for me to stop wasting my money on junk and build myself something real. I'm a multimedia guy...i build web sites, i do some 3D modeling, video editing, the works...so I need power
I do play the occasional game on my computer, and i love it when the quality is top notch..so i guess i will consider myself a "gamer" during the build so I know I get the best I possibly can.
Ok, so...In video production, and 3d modeling and other things like that, I need a lot of render power...I know there is a pretty big debate on "AMD vs Intel"..but it's been a while since i've done any research on the 2. Has Intel made any dramatic improvements on their processors that I should be aware of? I'm a bit of an AMD guy, but honestly, it's for no particular reason...So, i guess i'll ask the question anyway...AMD or Intel? I'd really like a dual core processor...
Should I start with a motherboard or CPU? i mean, should I pick out what processor i want, and then find a motherboard that is compatible? or should i pick a motherboard first, then a compatible processor?
Those are some basic questions I have at the moment...As this thread answers some questions, i'll ask more. i appreciate everyone's advice!