I'm just starting to look seriously at PC components so I can build my own machine. It's been on the back burner for a while because I wanted to make sure I had funds for such a project. I figured there were probably some techie geek folks here, so I thought I'd ask a few questions...
AMD or Intel?
My husband built an AMD machine about 2.5-3 years ago, but these days Intel seems like a better option. Am I right? Or does it matter more what price range I'm aiming for? AMD is somewhat more affordable, and I'm only planing to spend around $800. (I already have a Gigabyte chassis and 550w Mushkin PSU from a couple of years ago that should be usable.)
On the $800 note, should I wait until after the 6 core processors come out to see how much the price of the 4 cores drops? I'm not looking to build a high end gaming rig, but I would like a machine that'll last me at least 3 years if possible.