Im making my first computer very soon, probably starting after the holidays.
Anyway, i just wanted to make sure that all the pieces that im want to buy fit together properly and will make a moderate standard gaming cumputer. I know I probably need more ram but i will be getting another 4g's once i get windows 7. I can probably go up about another $100 for parts. I want the system to be able to change a lot (which is why i went with amd as they made the phenomen compatible with old motherboards), ill probably change the processor next cristmas to a black edition phenomen quad core. Also ill get a multiple of the graphics card i put down.
I live in Victoria, Australia. I hope to get all my parts of mwave.com.au but im sure i can search around for any parts they dont stock if you feel like it will boost performance considerably.
I have a total budget of $1100 AUD before rebate.
Im going to purchase windows 7 with it.
Usage: Gaming, internet, videos/movies, office.
Ill be playing games mostly like spore, sims, crysis and cod modern warfare 2, but i also play mmorpgs.
Crossfire: In a year.
Screen Resolution: Dont no but it is 20", not sure if you can calculate the resolution of that.
Give me your opinions, your answers are greatly appreciated.
So the specs are:
Why go for the AMD? The socket will be obsolete in about a year anyways as AMD has the Bulldozer and Bobcat(?) cpu lines coming out in 2012 on a new socket. It would be a waste to go with AMD only to throw an x4 in there next year. Plus the x3 can be used as a quad anyways in some cases.
I would suggest a Core i5. For that price you should be able to build a Core i5 easily.
Err in the 1st place why are we on the subject of 6 cores when games today max at 3 for the most part? The best way to be useful here is to provide a real solution at real prices where TS is at with a suggested config IMO and not go O/T or make it an AMD/Intel debate