APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow -- the closer the better!
BUDGET RANGE: €800 // $1,000(?)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST IMPORTANT: Gaming.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (examples: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: hardwareversand.de
PARTS PREFERENCES: No experience / preference.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, added later.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: current 1024x768 but upgrading to 21".
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (examples: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
I'm looking for a bit of advice I have on two possible build options. Phenom II X3 or Core i5. Is the Core i5 worth the extra €70? I plan on using this for gaming and pretty much whatever else I can throw at it.
Update: I'm really thinking about just going with Core i5. I do plan on this lasting a few years.
Is the PSU good enough? I'm going to overclock the CPU (apparently it OCs very well) and plan on adding a second 4870 when I get a new 21" monitor at some later stage.
Any other comments about better/incompatible stuff is appreciated!
Everything looks good....except I have never heard of that brand of psu before. You might want to do a "google search" on that psu or see how much it would be to upgrade to a more well known and reliable brand of psu.
The 500GB F3 is a single platter where as the 640GB Black is 2 320GB platters, the F3 should give slightly better sequential transfer rates but the 640GB black is still a good drive. Hopefully toms will update its HDD charts soon.