i want to upgrade my current system so i hope i can get a few opinions. I know how to put the parts together and make them work but i have not built a system in some years. I currently have an athlon 64 3200+ with 3gb of ram,. I already have 2 sata hd, and sata dvd burner to reuse. I also have a pci tv tuner card that i want to use. I am looking at the Phenomâ„¢ II X4 965 Black Edition processor from microcenter http://www.microcenter.com/specia...PROMO.html and the asus board. Is this a good upgrade for the price? i am also looking at this memory to go with it. http://www.microcenter.com/single...id=0317832
i read about getting a dual core and unlocking/overclocking it but i dont know anything about that and i just want a good system that will do basic computing and some light video editing. I have a microcenter close by so picking up at bm is fine.
Thanks in advance for any input. I know there is always the intel vs amd debate. I really wanted to spend around $150 but if i have to go up to $200 i will to get a better system in the end.