Whats Best Gaming CPU + Mobo?

Hi, i am lookng for the BEST CPU + mobo i can get for gaming.
Games i will be playing will be games such World of Warcraft, Warhammer, Supreme Comander and various other games in the future.
I looking for something that can stand the test of time, i want something that will keep me in decent shape for a few (3~5+) years.
I am looking to keep the price around $300 (combined)
I will most likely NOT be overclocking this computer.
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  1. i5 SYSTEM if it's not $50 more than the 955 SYSTEM which should be the case at Neweggs.

    Get i7-920 instead if you can get one for $220 or less.
  2. An i5 costs around $200, and i don't think there are any good P55 motherboards if you have $100. So i think you may have to stretch your budget a little.
    i7-920 and x58 motherboard is the best possible combination. But definitely, they would be above $400.
  3. i5 system
    i5-750@NewEgg $199.99
    or
    i5-750@Microcenter $149.99

    GA-P55A-UD3 with USB3+SATA3 $134.99

    Total: $334.98 or $284.98

    955 system
    PII-955 $175.99

    GA-790XTA-UD4 with USB2+SATA2 $139.99

    Total: $315.98


    i7-920@Microcenter $199.99
  4. hell_storm2004 said:
    An i5 costs around $200, and i don't think there are any good P55 motherboards if you have $100. So i think you may have to stretch your budget a little.
    i7-920 and x58 motherboard is the best possible combination. But definitely, they would be above $400.

    The 920 system + x58 + tri RAM is 52.7% more than i5 + P55 + dual RAM with perfromance gain being within 5% most of the time according to Anandtech.

    Hence, I don't suggest him to get i7+x58 unless he has a Microcenter nearby.
  5. What is this Micorcenter? Can you please explain!
  6. Microcenter is simply a PC shop in the U.S. .........
  7. Oh... Is it any beneficial, like do they sell products at a cheaper cost? Heard this name taken many times!
  8. hell_storm2004 said:
    Oh... Is it any beneficial, like do they sell products at a cheaper cost? Heard this name taken many times!


    If you live near one it is ;)

    http://microcenter.com/

    Exps: (they always like hiding good deals. have to use google to find some of these cpus on the there web.)

    http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?web_group=byopc_proc

    Core i7 920
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0302727

    Core i7 975
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0312975
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