CPU: i7 920: $280 (unless of course I can get someone I know at best buy to get me one cheaper ) I am thinking the i7 because it seems like newer games are starting to take advantage of more cores lately??? correct me if im wrong. (I am sure you will haha)
I had looked at that Gigabyte Mobo and the few things that turned me off to it was the fact that there were "only" 4 memory slots and it "only" supported 16 GB of memory vs the 24GB of the other one. Also I can get the other one for the same price with a coupon. Is there a reason you suggest the Gigabyte Mobo? Is there something that I missed? I am very open to suggestions!
Great! I think ill go with that HD.
So if I go with the AMD CPU/MB would I be able to upgrade my CPU without having to upgrade my MoBo in a couple years? I guess i am just assuming since the i7 is a new socket type intel will be going with that type for a while and when i want a faster processor I can just upgrade. If I am wrong in this assumption or if the AMD will be upgradeable please let me know. Also I noticed that the mobo for the AMD is Dual Channel and not Tri channel. Is that going to make a noticeable difference?
Also, thanks for the PSU suggestion, I think ill go with that instead!