I would like to have everyone's thoughts on a possible pc build I've created. My desire is to have a good platform for current MMORPG gaming with maximum reliability and upgradability.
Budget Range: $600 - $800
System Usage: Gaming (MMORPG), Internet
Parts Not Required: monitor, printer, keyboard, mouse, OS
Preferred Website: any
Part Preference: any
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (I don't plan to use it immediately but would like the option for the future)
Monitor Resolution: ? (my monitor is 22")
*This is the part I'm most uncertain about. I'd like to have onboard graphics to save power when I'm not gaming and to assist my graphics card, and would like the ability to add a second graphics card in the future.
i also think a sandy bridge build is warranted because it'll perform on the level of a phenom but cheaper and leaves room for a better gPU, i cant post benches right now since im on my g2 but uhh check out my build guide in my siggy for 600, just go with the i5 2400 like i say in my build.
Thanks for the replies! I read a little about Bulldozer, though not Llano, but there wasn't much information on how the new chipsets would perform or what they would cost. Since I'm on a relatively tight budget, do you think they would likely be a good option for me?
I was also curious about Intel Sandybridge CPU's. The benchmarks I've read have it significantly beating AMD CPU's, but is it possible to build an system based on that technology for a maximum of $800? If so, I might revise this completely with and Intel build.