New here, first post, and complete lost. I am in the market for a new computer (first time in 4 years I am ancient). I am pretty settled on this cpu
- but am willing to change if someone has a better option around the same price range.
The trouble I run into is in motherboard selection. I am really clueless as to what is good and what isn't. I know I want DDR (duh), and I am going to be using the hardware from my old set, as well - 2 hard drives (180 gb total), Sound Blaster Audigy 5.1 w/live drive, realtek nic, a Hercules Guillemot 3D Prophet w/TV out, DVD-rw. CD-rw. So I will need at least 3x5.25" bays and 3 smaller bays, 2 pci, and 4x AGP. Any suggestions are welcomed.
I'm in a little bit of a hurry to get it built as I want to show it off next weekend.
Prices I was thinking ~$200 for cpu, <$100 for mobo, <$200-ish for ram.
Thanks in advance.