I am unfamiliar with the new Intel CPUs & boards. If you were building an upgrade system for minimal cost which way would you go? And why?
I am looking at AMD BE-2350 CPU or Intel similar. Which mobo would you go with? For either variant. I am not looking @ top of line with 2x PCI-E 16 slots, 20 usb ports etc. Just basics which will do FreeviewHD ( I have just bought an Asus EN8500GT video card), full resume from S3 hibernate (with the ability to turn on via usb cordless keyboard/ MCE remote), coax (as this rig will only operate via AV receiver).
There are other requirements but its been a loooong day & I'm tired. I thank you for all suggestions & info, it is much appreciated. I need to get this rig up & running ASAP.