Ive had a Dell computer for 5 years now, and its getting old... so Ive decided to go ahead and put together a new computer.
After searching around I came across the Intel Pent. D 950 chip, and I liked what I saw about it... than my newbish self stumbled upon the Core 2 Duo/Extreme chips, and these apparently are the chips to get.
Im building the computer just for regular use, and some music production.
Ive read some reviews on the E6400 and for the price, people say there is nothing better. As far as the motherboard, I have NO idea what to get, because apparently some of these chips work better in particular motherboards. Another thing I saw is that these processors are demanding and to OC properly you need DDR2-800 RAM.
So yea... my limit on this computer is $1000. Any help on parts for this would be greatly appreciated.
PS: Is it hard to OC the Core 2 Duo chips? Ive never OC'd before.
So far, the only thing I know I want is the E6400 chip and a pair of the OCZ Platinum RAM cards (2x 1024) since they are cost effective.