First off I am building a PC within a budget of $1000CAD. I do light gaming such as WoW, BioShock and some Euchre on Yahoo Games! Ha ha...I was also looking to slightly Overclock my CPU. This is the build I have come up with and any suggestions on better parts or changes would be greatly appreciated.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Couple Weeks
BUDGET RANGE: $1000CAD
SYSTEM USAGE: World of Warcraft, BioShock, Yahoo Euchre, Movies.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: N/A
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Tigerdirect.ca or NCIX.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Chipset
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 Supported by Monitor.
^Yeah I had done a little bit of research before hand and from my limited knowledge I came to the conclusion the 45 was better than my originally chosen g31.
I did a little light (2 hour) reading on the i5 chipset. It looks promising, however although not "futureproof" I think its best to go with an older chipset. I can't wait until q1 2010 for i5s to be proven and I can't afford the i7s.
If I wanted to switch to a quad in the future I could pop in something like the q9550 with no other PC changes?
Thanks for the recommendation though, I've learned a lot this morning .
But I would still suggest you wait and see what the i5s have to offer...And they have been around with the reviewers for about a month or so...but are waiting to release the reviews after the CPU launch...
I have seen in a forum, a member who was able to get his hands on the i5s are had posted his benchmarks and its performance validations and it was very promising...
Any ways after the launch, the CPU price would go down...