Hi, First I must start off by saying that I am a bit of a n00b when it comes to building a PC, however I have been doing alot of research/browsing forums in the past month or so. This is my first build and would like to keep everything under 500 dollars, which means mobo and cpu under $200 or 250.
So i have a couple options:
1) X2 3800+(overclocked to 2.4) and MSI K8NGM2-FID
This is my number one choice however the cheap price of 3200+ is nice.
2) 3200+(overclocked to 2.6) venice and Biostar TForce6100-939
3) Pentium D 805(overclocked to 3.3 - 3.6) and no motherboard in mind.
I am not a PC gamer at this time, but there is a possiblity that i might start some light gaming. That is why i went with Mobos with onboard video to save money. I do think that I will probably install a tunner card in the near future and use as a PVR in addition to regular uses.
Feedback greatly appreciated