My budget is about $400, I am working over the summer so I won't be spending my savings on just a computer. I am getting a HDD for about $50, plus the OS which is about $100, and PSU which is about $80. So that leaves me with $170 for mobo and PCU.
Is there a difference between AM2+/AM3 and AM3?
Also I want everything to be upgradeable, so for example, in a few years I can get a faster CPU for this Mobo. I already have a case, and I will worry about the rest of the parts later, because right now I need help with AMD processor and motherboard. Also it needs to be overclockable. I would like to have ATX, but I will settle for M-ATX. I also need a PCI-E x16 2.0.
Also, I am new to AMD, and do they use differents words for FSP, and how to I know how to get the best performance with ram. Because with intel, if I had 1066 bus speed I knew to get 533 DDR2 Ram.
Thank you guys for the help so far btw.
Also, I calculated everything needed about 600watts total, and the PSU is 700 with %86.
Ok, so I might go with this.
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630
What do you guys think?
Also I'm still confused, but do AMD processors have a lower bus speed? The E7500 had 1066mhz and this one has what appears to be 500mhz. Am I right? If so, is that a big drop?