hey guys i'm going to build a new pc very soon. I don't game alot but i will be playing some call of duty black ops so now and than and every evening a few h of wow.
i do watch alot of movies in full hd and i unpack alot of archives with winrar.
i like to do the following things:
-call of duty black ops so now and than and WOW
-good winrar unpacking
-full hd movies
-video converting (most of the time avi-jpeg or wmv-divx)
-i will be using 2 screens (dvi outputs)
-youtube/internet pages always open and also movies are most of the time always open and some times photoshop/ world of warcraft all active at the same time.
i'm not willing to spend alot of money because i don't want anything special but i want a system that will not lagg alot. games do not have to run on the highest settings but it would be nice.
i'm also willing to overclock my cpu.
110euro AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE
100euro Sapphire Radeon 6750 VAPOR-X,1GB (450w minimum)
60euro Asus M5A78L-M/USB3,sAM3/AM3+
50euro corsair XMS3 DDR3,1600-8GB KIT (4x2)
50euro samsung Spinpoint F3 - 1TB SATA 2,7200RPM,32MB
20euro lg 24X dvd drive rdl
40euro cooler master Elite 430, Open Sidepanel
50eruo cooler master GX 450WATT
Everyuthing must remain in between "" or () because I do not have the profound knowledge.
I read today in a post/blog from another website that generally speaking Phenom are slowler at decoding stuffs or in other words for HD.
That may be true or wrong, hopefully this post will help someone stick in thew truth!
Although this rig seems fair in my personal opinion unless you want BF3 or Skyrim?
The last question is how long do you envision to keep this rig?
I would estimate a 2 years use but then the GPU and CPU may need replacement for 2014~15 gaming stuffs.
The last point to know is a bit of a bet and how smooth this CPU will be with Windoes 8 if you ever decide to upgrade.
Now if you ask me, I would go with the 1090T just so you are not too far behind when Ivy/Pile driver come out and as a result, it may help you sustain computation performance/smoothness another year or so.
Get a 550w (or more) PSU from a quality manufacturer (Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, OCZ). No reason to pay more for a 965 BE over a 955 BE. It's the same chip except that the 965 comes with a slight factory overclock (that you could do yourself in literally 15 seconds). Get a 6850, you'll be better off in the long run.
The Phenom II x6 isn't worth it. Most games barely even use 4 cores. Put the saved $ towards a better GPU and PSU.
Try to get a board that supports Crossfire and is AM3+ socket. The 6850 is a good crossfire option if you need more power down the line and buying an AM3+ board will allow you to upgrade to AMDs new line of CPUs later on if you need to. AM3+ boards work with current AM3 CPUs.