Hello everyone. Just want some advice. I need to replace my work pc with a new powerhouse. I have a separate gaming rig so this will just be for video editing, streaming, excel etc.. I want to get the best deal I can for around 800 total. I have parts I can salvage from my old one so I just need cpu, mobo, mem, graphics card ( nothing big, probably and 8500gt), and psu. I have been searching and can't figure out whether I should go with a new intel 8400 or save some money and buy an AM2 system. What is the best bang for the buck? When I usually build it is for my gaming rig and I just go to the top so choosing is easy, but I have found people on here know the best combo's for the money. Again, I want processing power and upgradeabilty. That is why I have been looking at the mobo's that can handle penryn and ddr3/ddr2. But if some last gen combo is best, let me know. Thank you for any input.
C2 Q6600 @3.6
2- 1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 1000(1100 @5-5-5-12 2.2v)
2 EVGA 280GTX in sli
2 WD Raptor 74GB(RAID0)
1 WD Raptor 150GB
X-FI Fatal1ty Edition (Beyerdynamic DT770/80 with PA2v2 amp)
PC P&C 1 Kilowatt PSU
Dell 3007 WFP 30" LCD
LG 18x DVD/CD RW
Silverstone TJ09 (5-120mm Sythe S-Flex fans)-Best case on the planet...
Watercooled. Iwaki MD20RLT>PA120.3(6 fan push/pull)>Apogee GT>2 MCW60's>T-line