Hello, I'm going to build my first computer very soon, but I am not very keen on all the technical details of certain products and would like some opinions before I go ahead and purchase this. Currently my build is this.
-GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD6850 GPU model #(GV-R685OC-1GD) $150
-Asus M5a97 motherboard (M5A97) $100
-AMD FD8120FRGUBOX FX-8120 8 core processor 3.1 GHz $160
-8 GB RAM
-Western Digital WD10EALX 1 TB Hardrive
-Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply.
First off I would like to know if this build would work. Like if it has enough power, if the GPU will function in the motherboard, ect.
Secondly I was considering getting the intel i3 2 core, 3.3 GHz processor for $120 but for 40 more dollars I get 6 more cores at a .2 decrease in GHz. So is it worth it. Also How does AMD compare in quality compared to intel. I mainly want to use the computer to run SC 2 on high settings but be able to play newer games for a year or two. Is it better to get the more cores for the eventual switch for multi core threading?
So any thoughts or inputs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.