i think your CPU will be the limiting factor. The Athlon II X3 455 would be better according to http://bit.ly/iaL0De
. I'd go for a Phenom II X4, perhaps the 925 model (if you wanna stick AMD). Phenom and quad core should be 2 criteria when you are looking 4 a gaming PC
I'm definetly sticking with AMD. Here Intel is a lot more expencive and I won't use it for work or something, just some Games and Multimedia.
I will have to think about the Phenom II X4 , the "cheapest" one here is a Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (182 USD) which is twice the price of the Athlon X3 450 (95 USD)
I was thinking about the Phenom X2 555 Black Edition (111 USD) , but it's more expensive than the Athlon X3 and I think it's now worth it ?
Intel is great, but the cheapest SB i5 2300 is 225 USD and the Mobo's are also much more expensive than AMD's .