I am going to build a computer within the next couple of months I think. Mine is over 4 years old and it is starting to show its age. I'm buying everything from Newegg because I've always used them, I trust them, and I like putting money to companies who treat their customers right.
I've been watching for good deals so I can build it as cheap as possible and I think I might have found something. They're offering a combo for the Antec Sonata III and Athlon 64 5400+ Black Edition for a price of only $130.
The Sonata III is what I was going to buy anyway because the 500w earthwatts is a very good PSU... what I wasn't going to do was buy AMD; I was going to buy an Intel e7200. However, I'm thinking that if I overclock the 5400+ I can easily make it equal out the e7200 or at least come close, right?
Is now the time to buy with this seemingly good combo? Will the 5400+ get me through my needs for the next couple of years? Any advice on which motherboard I should get (what's the best northbridge chipset for AM2+ CPUs now?)
Obviously Linux compatibility is necessary...