Originally posted by massacreinfallx
Hey mike, ive been reading around and i found out that the intel conroe offers superious performance to AMD CPU's for a fraction of the price. So if possible i would get my hands on a conroe. That of corse would mean a diffrent motherboard and Ram. It would be a more pricey build.
But if you are going to stick with the amd cpu, i would go am2. Its where the future of amd is headed. The 939 chip is basically dead. After the conroe is released the prices should be cut a little over 100 bucks i think on the amd cpu's so kick it up to a 3800+ for the better cache.
as far as ram goes i would go with 2 GB. 2x 1GB sticks, dual channel. If this is too expensice and your just going to get a gig i would go with the dual channel 2x 512.
a conroe would only increase his payments......by about......$300 ish. horribly way to go with that
anywayz....yeah if ur not oging to be using sli, odnt waste your money on such an expensive board. just stick with an MSi k8n neo4-f, its about half, or less, than the price of the Asus, and is a REALLY good board, especially for overclocking, if u EVER plan on doing it. as for memory, get 2x1GB Value select ram of any of these brands: Crucial, corsiar, g.skill, ocz, patriot, mushkin.
for PSU, just get an Antec SmartPower, 450Watt. or is it 480? whichever.