ok, so i've been playing around with the Intel Core i3-530 and AMD Phenom II X2 555 processors and am hung up. and totally confused which way to go! time limit is in two weeks or earlier i want to have my build close to $500 before rebates mostly game, then movies DO NOT NEED monitor, hard drives, mouse, keyboard, or after-market cpu cooler parts from newegg please i like evga, but other recommendations are fine i'm from the US i want to overclock 1920x1080
i want to keep the cooler master elite (blue with clear side)
but other than that i would appreciate any suggestions
here is what i have already (any corrections would be GREAT!)
Both are good PSU but this one has 120mm fan (EA380 has 80mm fan)
if you go Intel Core i3-530 you might have a better future upgrade path ?
>_> AM3 has a better future upgrade path for sure. There isn't much news regarding the future of 1156 sockets b/c Intel loves to change the socket type more frequently.
thanks for the ideas guys, if anyone can give me some more imput so i have a clear answer as which one to go for, that would be great. i don't need to buy it quite yet as i am in the process of selling my 1st build
Definitely AM3 has better upgrade path. Intel is concentrating on both 1366 and 1156 at the same time
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thanks guys i appreciate all the help. thank you shubham