Help with system building please!
Hey this is my first post so I wasn't sure where to post it. If it's in the wrong forum, feel free to move it, naturally.
Anyways I'm building myself a new system... on a very limited budget. It's mainly going to be used for typical stuff like internet, word processing, etc., as a home theatre system (DVD player and surround sound), and as a recording studio so I'll be running plenty of audio editing software on it.
Anyways, what I'm getting to is this:
Right now I have an ECS (I know, I know) PM-800M2 motherboard waiting for some RAM and a CPU.
I was wondering if I should go with a P4 1.7GHz/400MHz FSB/256K or a Celeron 2.7GHz/400MHz FSB/128K or even just buy an AMD Sempron 2400+ CPU/motherboard combo??
I'll be getting 512MB of RAM and most likely upgrade it to 1024MB a little later on. Which brings me to my next question:
What speed of RAM should I get for each processor? If I go with some 3200/400 that will be backwards compatible for the Sempron's 333FSB right?
Any help or guidance to the right direction will be greatly appreciated!