I would go with a 64 bit processor. MS is about? to release a Windows 64 OS, and most 32 bit apps will run on it.
If Linux is in your future, there are a few 64 bit Linux os'es out there.
I'm using Asus A8V Deluxe mb, as it has wireless lan built in. The AMD Cool n' Quiet works well with my 3500 processor.
I use Newegg, Zipzoomfly, and Tiger Direct when they have something I need on sale.
I don't game, so I can't advise you on graphics, except to say that some 128 meg cards are a good value.
I've been thinking of building a new computer since I won 1 gig of Kingston hyper x ram (khx3200ulk2/1g) from a contest. I m trying to decide if I should go with Intel or AMD and depending on that which motherboard and video card should I go with. I will mainly use the system to do homework and play games current. My current budget is to be under $1000 not including a monitor at this point. Should I wait off till summer time to build is there any new technology?s that are coming out soon? Also what are good places to order computer parts from? I'll probably use Newegg but are there any other good ones out there?
My current system is about 4 years old 1.4 GHz AMD Athlon; MSI K7T turbo mobo; 640mb of sdram and a 32mb GeForce2 GTS. I was thinking of upgrading the video card, but I think that might be a money spent better toward a new system.
What do you guys think?