Okay so I'm building a new rig soon (1st timer) and I was originally going to get the i3 540 with a GTS 450. After some consideration I decided I want to get a combo of the AMD x2 260 and a Mobo to save a few bucks and be able to get the GTX 460. From what I can tell the 460 is noticeably better than 450 and I'm more interested in gaming. Now obviously the CPU is a considerable downsize in performance (from what I know?) so what I'm wondering would this CPU bottleneck the GTX 460?
What my real question is whether an intel i3 540 + GTS 450 be better (FPS wise in gaming) than AMD x2 220 + GTX 460, or other way arround?
So what I'm wondering which would be better (FPS wise). I know some games are more CPU dependent (World of Warcraft) so just let me know either way..
Both builds cost just over 600 dollars, so there is no "cheaper" option I'm just wondering which would be better.
I've been under the impression that the amount of cores does not afffect performance for a game like WoW (which is what I will be playing mostly) because it uses 2 cores at most. Also, considering the fact that the X2 has a mobo combo saving me some $$, spending more for the x3 while losing the combo would mean atleast 50 more dollars. This would exceed my budget.