AMD or Intel, They are probably the answer to this question is much simpler. And once you have your choice to add, many other decisions about his new team, you will save much time.
AMD processors are not able to compete with Intel for the pure speed, but that could change quickly, and while both capable of the performance that can offer simple and inexpensive. And AMD is much better compatibility with older versions of Intel, so there is no confusion about socket types and several incompatible versions of the same CPU.
AMD Athlon II processor, for example, are products of the budget. They're available in X2, X3 and X4 strains (the number indicates how many of cores), and model numbers differ according to their clock speed. Performance is not great, but the Athlon II fit in two socket AM2 + and AM3 motherboards, you have many options when building your PC.
AMD Phenom II family are the main products, has more cache memori of the Athlon II and at higher speeds for better performance. Available in X2, X4 and X6 varieties even 6-core, and again, the CPU on both AM2 and AM3 motherboard.
AMD plans to launch the new processor, code-named Bulldozer and Llano, from this June and July. Many processors are onboard graphics chips that contain some with 8 cores, and he said that the yield to 50% higher than the Phenom II, which means if it`s true that a lot of offer faster Intel Sandy Bridge Systems.
For The best results have to run to the next generation of AMD CPU + chipset boards AM3, but the good news that once again, AMD is working to ensure backward compatibility. And so when you buy a AM3 motherboard, and you can be equipped with an Athlon II, but still Bulldozer CPU upgrade at a later date, and should not be too much of a performance penalty.
If you look up all the performance and you have a lot of money, then Intel processor is the right way. At least in general - there are several different families are available and we must be careful that you choose.
Intel Core 2 are still available, but have a long time, and not a good deal, and if you avoid using an older motherboard work.
Instead, it is considered a core i3, i5, or Core i7, the household, offer mid-range or high-end performance is respectively. Unless, of course, is not that easy because these processors are now available in two flavors.
Mainstream Core i3, i5 and i7 are available in a Socket LGA1156 package (which defines how the processor to the rest of the system is connected, so you need a Socket LGA 1156 motherboard too). This is not the latest technology from Intel, but it is relatively affordable, and there are many compatible motherboards at every price range.
The latest Core i3, i5, i7 is codenamed Sandy Bridge and available in LGA1155 package, much more interesting. Not only that up to 40% faster than its predecessor, but also a chip on the graphics card, so if you do not look much in the way of video quality, you probably do not need a graphics card to buy.
CPU and Socket LGA1175 they run are more expensive but only marginally (which is still available in the sub-£ 1,000) if you are looking for a good solution to integrate Intel, then they are way ahead.
There is a small complication, Intel has recently identified a problem with the SATA controller chipset Sandy Bridge and had to recall many motherboards. The problem is now solved, but offers some supplies to stay until April, then you could to shop around.
The other option is currently on a Core i7 LGA1366 CPU to vote in one package. This allows you to run very fast to offer 6-Core i7, the high speed and very overclockable. They also have very expensive, however, are the lack of extras such as chips on the graphics card, and not really much faster than high-end systems Sandy Bridge, we recommend you to avoid in most situations.