Will be used mainly for gaming, if you can find improvements without raising the price, or not raising it by too much I'm happy to listen, thanks in advance.
As of right now, I don't want to overclock, if I decide to in the future I'll just pick up a new cooler at that time. I have plenty of experience building but I've been away from home for training at Ft Sill/Ft Leonard Wood/Ft Pickett for the past 6 months or so, so I'm alittle out of the loop on the latest though I followed as much as I can, just not as much as I'd like to.
Any word on when the i5s will be released? I'd like to build this right away but the i5s are more interesting to me than the Phenom II's right now. I love i7 But i don't want to spend 450-500 on a mobo/cpu combo.
Hardly a fanboy, but the specs and prices of the i5 I've seen are very attractive. (I've actually used AMD in all but 2 builds due to the cost, but this comp will be more based for heavy gaming)
Friend plans to buy the 4870 off of me cheap when the next gen of videocards comes out so thats just a place holder, main reason I haven't done SLI/Crossfire just yet.
Anyways, the AMD combo I posted shaves off roughly ~$60.
Is that motherboard decent? NewEgg replies usually don't say much but not too many complaints about it. Trying to catch up on what's current but 6months in the technology world is alot of info to catch up on lol. Thanks again, appreciate all the help!
Bump to add another question, another machine I have running with onboard graphics disabled for another video card is sometimes buggy ... the onboard chipset has reactivated as the default chipset two or three times, has anyone ever heard of the 790gx doing that?