A couple of months ago I got some great advice on selecting the right graphic card for my system and now I need some help in upgrading the rest. Last time I landed a ATI 5850 and it runs great. This time I am looking to get a new CPU, motherboard, and RAM. My budget is roughly 600$.
Any help on the matter is greatly appreciated as I have not kept myself update with the hardware evolution for a while. I think I got room for most motherboards, but a concern of mine is weather my PSU will suffice for a 2/4 kernel CPU's with the 5850 ATI graphics. Please advice
Thank you so much for your answer. I really appreciate all the work you put into answering me; getting me all the prices as well as linking everything!
I don't have a preference between Intel or AMD. Based on my prior experience Intel is usually gives you more stability and AMD gives you more bang for the buck - is this still true? Which would you pick?
Yeah, it's still true. Intel is better for CPU but AMD gives you the best for the buck.
Which'd I pick? The i5-760 is an excellent CPU and overclock very well, but AMD gives you the best option to upgrade components without change all the rig. I'd go with the AMD rig for that reason, if you want change the Intel rig in the future u will need change the mobo too, but with AMD you only can change the CPU update the BIOS and is ready to work again.