ok guys all this talk I am looking to upgrade my dinosaur , I am looking at a APU board combo on new egg for 134 its a 3500 with Asus F1A55-m LE , thinking of going with 8Gb of Corsair . and possibly topping it off with a Raid Max Ranger Case. eventualy I plan on upgrading my graphics since the chip will crosfire with a 6670 . I think this will make for a decent budget system any opinions on it ?
I'm guess, for that price range, the CPU is a triple-core at best? Quad-core seems to be a necessity in today's PC market and I'd lean towards such unless you really can't afford to throw in a few extra dollars.
Personally, I'm an Intel fan so I really couldn't advise you on AMD chips and compatible boards. Going with ASUS for your mobo is a good choice, though.
As for the case, I'm a fan of Corsair's products. I much prefer their minimalist designs to the flashier stuff out there.