APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon
BUDGET RANGE: $1100-1500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, normal everyday stuff
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: N/A
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use a 955 BE AMD CPU, an MSI HAWK, HAF 932, 4 gb ddr3 1600, self-cantained liquid cooling for the cpu, and the MSi 790FX-GD70 unless I should wait for the 890FX, and a corsair 750HX. (All of these can change if i can get better performance on an AMD system for a similar price.)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1080p
OTHER COMMENTS: please let me know what amd system around $1400 including mouse, keyboard, and monitor will kick some serious butt and be viable and expandable in coming years.
Ya it does it comes at 1413$ with processor. Somebody needs to go back to school and learn math. I didn't put a case in there but thats more like a personal taste then anything else. You can pickup cooler master mid tower cases for 80-100$. In the end my build comes out at 1510$ and outperforms whitefangs by 20%
In gaming, the PII x4 performs the same as a i7-920 even using a 5970 thanks to GPU bottlenecking in games. Productivity, rendering, editing is a different story, but for pure gaming and basic everyday stuff, no real performance advantage to the intel build.