My current case:
I'm looking to do either an am3+ build or an amd fm2 build. I need to make all purchases via amazon. I'll list cpus and mobo i have found here. But please feel free to recommend any not listed so long as its from amazon.
There is no saving my old pc. The cpu is fried it will not even post (beep). I'm looking to build a base build i can use. I ended up selling my 6450 gpu to get the extra cash to buy the components i need. So i will have to use the on board graphics on the cpu or motherboard.
Parts i do not need are:
I'm leaning more towards an am3+ motherboard build to be honest. As i can get a decent mobo and since it is compatible with am3 cpus i can get a relatively cheap cpu. My os is windows xp home 32bit so i can only use 1 4 gig stick of ddr3 ram as such that leaves roughly $130 to either get a mobo and cpu or to get a mobo cpu and gpu. I'm looking to get the best i can. I do plan to later upgrade the cpu and get a good gpu later on. But i need a pc i can use while slowly upgrading components. I'm posting now via my wifes pc. Hence the need for a new build asap. I plan to purchase the parts Friday November 30. So any recommendations? I know most suggest intel. But i believe that it would be the most expensive route for me sadly. And the cpu i hope to upgrade to is an amd fx 6300. At $139.99 it easily muscles past i3's and can keep up with i5's inmost applications. So what amd am3+ motherboard build would you suggest as the best bang for the buck? And could i squeeze in a discrete gpu? Please feel free to recommend any mobo you think best that is am3+ and any compatible cpu as long as they are new and from amazon i'll definitely consider them.