I've read ksmart's post (which you guys gave some great advice I might add) and didn't want to hijack his post by asking my own questions about a similar subject.
So here goes
I'm in the same camp as ksmart - i need to build a new comp but aren't interested in gaming at all so the options I've been reading are also too slanted towards gaming.
Just a few other questions to follow on from ksmarts post......
.......and I realize all this depends on the MoBo type but some help here would point me in the right direction for a MoBo too......
Intel or AMD????
You mentioned "Dual Core" & "Quad Core" - I've only seen Quad Core mentioned with "Intel" processors. Do AMD have an equivalent?
Corsair - Geil - Kingmax/Kingston - Patriot or just OEM stuff ???????
All very confusing !
PCI Express ?????
128meg / 256meg ETC
Again I know depends on MoBo type - maybe I should have started with that !! - can't be bothered typing all this again now - past my bed time :-)
I play a lot of music through my sound system, so on-board is not my cup of tea! - or has that come of age now too?
........and then we get to MoBo's......now there's another couple of weeks of research
So many to choose from and so many different options and when you read all the "Guff" that comes with them they all tell you there's is the best MoBo ever produced !!!
Yeah right...I'm not that gullible thats why I'm asking you guys at BC.
I have had ASUS in the past and think I'd like to stick with them but am open to suggestions?
That's enough for now...
Oh yeah.......I'm currently running Win XP but thinking to upgrade to Vista...(i'll even buy a copy this time
)......what version ??? buggered if I know.....never seen it in action, don't even know what it looks like ... but I know there are a few flavors out now so help with that too please - greatly appreciated it would be