SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, more gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, I live very close to micro center
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: From what i have read it looks like GTX 460 is a good fit, but i could be wrong.
OVERCLOCKING: Yes (this would be my first time though)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: would like to be able to sli in the future.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: no monitor yet, this is part of the build
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: open to anything. Want to play SC2 as fast as possible. Currently running SC2 on a 2004 laptop, it does not work very well (ati mobility radion 9700, amd athlon 3000+). also want to be able to play diablo 3, l4d2. help me out!
Thank you guys for the builds. I know id be happy with all of them. The one thing that i though i figured out was the 460... but that report recommends otherwise. I have not had the best experience with my ati mobility 9700 (no driver support) , but i guess it has been 6 yeas.
batuchka- does that memory support the BEMP feature the processor software now has? i am new to overclocking and anything that is going to help me along is important. Also, when reading the best cpu for the money article it mentions that the 956 may have more potential. is it worth the upgrade?
Also, would the performance increase be worth the extra cash for a i7 cpu and mobo? if its only $100 diffrence, i can spend a little more.