Well first just like to know if my parts chosen are any good, or if better alternatives exist. At the very best I'm aiming for <1000AUD but I don't think that's possible without sacrificing the i5. But the thing is for me the PC upgrade is a thing I do once every 4 or so years so I wanna make sure it lasts that time period. Willing to choose AMD parts and would like suggestions on CPU + Motherboard and any other changes necessary.
I thought ram latency wasn't important if you weren't gonna overclock. But will switch out the drive, and maybe the monitor. Added some better sites I s'pose. I'd also like to ask what CPU and Motherboard would be suggested if I switch to AMD to save some $$? Hopefully AMD has something in plans to compete with the new Intel cores in the future to eliminate the need of excessive upgrades, but from what I saw the II Phenoms X4 are not that much weaker than the Core i5s?