Just wanted to get some opinions.
Currently I am considering getting an AM2 Athlon x2 3800+ processor with this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127010
I'm in a quandary though-- should I continue to save up to get a C2D and a better mobo to go with it? I've read lots of reviews on C2D mobos and can't seem to find a respected one less than ~150$. I don't need RAID, FireWire, and other bells and whistles like that, but the cheapers ones that come without those features seem to be junky according to reviews.
I'm on a fairly rigid budget, I'm kinda pushing it by going the extra 50$ for the e6400 and then a mobo double the price of my current one.
I've read plenty about how the 3800+ x2 is a great cpu and everything, but C2D seems to be the way to go and I don't want to buy the amd cpu and be disappointed later.
Someone give me some advice and/or links to a good mobo they've used with a C2D that won't break the bank