AM3/AM3+ vs LGA 1150 vs LGA 1156
I know these sockets are a bit outdated but I'm doing a budget build and I'm wondering which one's the best value for money. My budget is 300-350 and I'm going to be doing a bit of video editing (simple stuff), low to midrange gaming and a LOT of web surfing, and multitasking. My budget for the CPU and motherboard is 100-150. I would prefer quad cores+ and don't mind going used. So.....which socket is the best for me?
I'd recommend going for something like this on a current platform and have the ability to just throw in a new 2nd or 3rd gen zen chip in a few years.
I left $60 in the budget to find a nice used graphics card.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: AMD - Athlon X4 950 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($71.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($20.29 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($35.89 @ Newegg)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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EDIT: Whoops, put the wrong hard drive in.. use this 7200rpm one. It'll be much faster than the 5400rpm.
I recommend DDR3 because I found 32 gigs for $80. Though I also found 8 gigs of ddr4 for $40. I looked at some graphic cards on ebay and the GTX 660TI is the best I could find that isn't over my budget. Would the LGA 1366 also be a good socket to consider?
Current parts: Seasonic 520W PSU, 1 500gb hard drive, 1 160 GB hard drive, hyper 212 plus, GTX 660TI, 32gb of ddr3