Travelling to LA this year for E3, and planning to buy some PC components there, since it is WAY cheaper than here in Brazil.
Right now I'm planning to buy a Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti (U$ 250) , Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W and a MSI P67A-G43 (B3) ATX Intel Motherboard (both for U$ 340). Is it a good configuration?
My expectation is to be able to enjoy the future games in 3 years from now (2 years to end the current console generation + 1 year for me to buy on of them ).
What else should i buy? Do you recommend something better or with a better cost-benefit?
I plan to spend less than U$ 750 (including taxes, in LA it is almost 10%).
If it's for gaming alone, I'd say get 8GB of RAM and a Core i3 (in the long run, RAM hits harder than CPU). Having 2 cores less will hit you, no doubt, but it will be a good trade for more RAM; besides you can always OC it.
Or you could get an AMD machine a lil' cheaper and have 4 cores
For gaming alone, a Phenom II X4 965 with 8GB and a GTX560 or a 6950 will be enough for a long 4 years too IMO, or even more, since the BE's can be pushed to 4Ghz (mine is at 3.9Ghz on air). And you'll get a better MoBo with that (feature wise)