Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and Black Friday
Budget Range: Around $1100
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Deep Fritz 12 (chess engine), Gaming(Fallout3, eventually Diablo3)
Parts Not Required: Monitor, 2.1 Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com (free shipping with prime), microcenter.com, newegg.com
Country of Origin: US
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1650x1080
Additional Comments: I don't plan to overclock, and I really don't expect to upgrade before this current gen of technology is obsolete. I will probably upgrade to a nicer monitor at some point, but that might be it. Also I'm a newbie to building.
3. The stock cooler for stock setttings would suffice...Longevity ? I have an old PC as a download rig with an AMD CPU, running slightly overclocked on a stock HSF for about 7-8 years now...
If the place where you live is very hot, then an aftermarket cooler would be good...
4. If you are not in a hurry, then wait for better deals and the sales should start in a few weeks I guess, also ATI is going to launch newer cards by this month...
Thanks for the response! That board looks like what I"m looking for, so I'm going to switch that in and the matx board out.
I've been looking at a lot of the similar threads to mine and haven't seen anyone build with an i7-870 ???
I realize building with a 1156 socket mobo is probably the opposite of future proofing, but is there any other reason not to shell out a few extra bucks for this over the i5-760?