, Not sure what I want yet but it looked good on paper
Have moved on to this possible choice, again any thoughts are welcome as I haven't chiseled anything in stone yet
(6 sata 6 usb, upper end of my budget pricing)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130585
If any one has experience with this AMD chip set I'd like to hear it
This is in the running as well, just not happy with only 4 usb though, It's what I have now and they are all full. Putting in a usb card would be easy but adds to the cost then as well.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130594
Cant Decide if I want this cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130585
Or this onehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872
Will be checking out some Gigabyte mobos as well I suspect.
The pros on the Sempron are the low price, low power consumption and a good chance ( 65-70%) of being able to unlock a second core, plus a good ability for overclocking if you can't, if I would even need/want too.
The X3, well, 3 cores for $75.00 sounds awfully tempting, plus I could underclock
it to lower the TDP as well from what I've read (makes it into a X3 415e Rana 2.5GHz more or less, which I'm not paying $140 for
) which is still much faster than what I'm using now, a 1.4ghz single core.
If buying a M/B today i would look to having SATA 6GB and USB 3 connections to help future proof the purchase. Of course any such boards would be a bit dearer ......
Yeah I hear you
. Most are more than I'd want to pay and from what I've read would be a waste on me for what I do (no gaming or heavy crunching) and that there are still too many bottlenecks for the average user to really notice.
Finally cheaper is always better for me as I prefer to think of myself as "economically minded" although there may be better descriptions you're familiar with.
But still I may go with a couple extra dollars this