Ok guys I have been building AMD rigs since I started mainly because of price. But now that Intel and AMD are somewhat on the same page I would like to give Intel a try. So first things first I have budget of 300-350 dollars. This is for a MB and CPU. Since I know absolutely nothing about Intel boards or their variety of CPU's I seek prof. help here.
Just in case anyone is wondering what it is for, I do programming and Video work. Sometimes I game but it is graphic unintensive stuff like cs 1.6 etc. I would like it to be very good at multitasking cause i like to do everything at the same time.(It is the A.D.D. in me)
This is what I had in mind for my MB and ram, keep in mind the ram is not included in the 300-350. That pice is for just the CPU and MB.
RAM Crucial Ballistic DDR2 667
Asus P5LD2-VM 945G P4 1066FSB LGA775 DDR2 M-ATX Motherboard
These are the CPU's that would be left over in my budget.
Intel PentiumŪ D Processor 820 2.8GHz, 800MHz FSB, Socket 775, 2x1MB Cache, Dual Core Retail
Intel PentiumŪ 4 630 Processor Prescott 3.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, Socket 775, 2MB Cache Retail
Intel PentiumŪ 4 540J Processor Prescott 3.2GHz, 800MHz FSB, Socket 775, 1MB Cache Retail
What I am looking for:
1. Advice on which CPU you would choose.
2. Advice on the setup I have planned as far as MB and RAM. (Keep budget in mind)
3. Any possible suggestions you have on a good alternative.
What I am not Looking for :
AMD posters, I have been there done that and nothing against them, just want Intel for once.
Thanks in advance