Approximate Purchase Date: Just waiting for AM3+ boards to come out so maybe 4-6 weeks
Budget Range: looking to keep it around 900-1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming video, web
Parts Not Required: Case, Keyboard, Mouse, Optical Drive, HDD, Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: AM3+ Based Mobo so AMD CPU
Overclocking: Yes but just plan on using mobo OC utility so nothing crazy
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: HDTV so 1080p
I plan to upgrade to the 8-core AMD CPU(Bulldozer) in about 1.5-2 years which is why I want an AM3+ Mobo. For now I'm wondering if the difference between the Athlon II x6 1090T and the Athlon II x4 955 is big enough to warrant the extra 30 bucks, it's only 3% of the entire build cost but I don't want to waste money.
I don't know if I should use an SSD as a boot drive, for one reason, if I install a game like Oblivion I usually end up with quite alot of mods and with that GB of data. Can I install the game on my 1TB spinpoint and still enjoy some kind of benefit from the SSD (even if it's just that the OS is faster and doesn't hinder the game)
Why not wait until the bulldozer CPU's come out and see what the price is going to be.
Because I don't want to wait that long, and I don't usually buy right when something is coming out. The price is usually more than what I want to spend. The only reason I'm looking at an AM3+ board is that I would like some good upgrade headroom.