Ok guys im trying to build a comp for 1,500 max I have never built a comp so this will be my first I have been reading and researching about all the stuff im thinking of getting now I need some input to find out if this is good. I will mostly use the comp for Games, Music, and Videos. I do plan to use crossfire later on. Also will I a pcu cooler? I really like the coolermaster V8 just cause it looks cool lol. Idk if i will ever overclock cause i have never done it and dont know how even.
In crossfire the 1156 platform will force the lanes to run in x8 mode. There is no performance difference between x16 and x8 currently..even with the most expensive cards available. Tom's did an article on it a while ago along with some other sites.
If I was in your shoes I would just get the i7 if you are going to be spending that much, that way you will be able to do pretty much anything and everyone else's computer will seem slow Good luck with your build