My AMD gaming rig has served me well for the past five years, but unfortunately, it's starting to show its age. I'm planning to remedy this, so I'm piecing together a new system. I'm hoping to salvage some parts from my old system if possible to help keep costs down. Since my current system is still functioning fine, I'm planning to stick with AMD for another try. Here is what I've pieced together and would like to know if anyone has suggestions or knows of compatability issues with the following. I'm also concerned that my old power supply may not be up to pushing out enough power for a crossfire setup.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: hopefully in the next week or two
BUDGET RANGE: $750-1000
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, programming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: ATX case, a 380W Coolmaster PS, a 16:9 ratio monitor, two 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0GB hard drives, and an IDE DVDRW
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: no preference, but I've been using newegg to gauge pricing.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Currently using an AMD
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. Never done it, so a little cautious.
Also, does anyone know how the i5-760 compares to the AMD 965? I couldn't find any charts with the 760, but if $40 (and a jump to Intel) make a noticeable difference in gaming, I'm willing to make that change.