I am going to upgrade in the next 2 months on a very very tight budget..Coming from a am2+ platform with p ii x2 555 4gb 800mhz ram and a gts 450... thinking about this..
1. asrock z68 pro3 gen3 mobo
2. core i3 2120
3. 8 gb gskill 1333mhz sniper
4. sentey optimus extreme case
5. his radeon 6850
6. win 7 64bit oem
total cost newegg 591.94
Honestly it 100.00 bucks more than i should spend but i picked the mobo for up coming ivy bridge..
willing to stay with amd but not sure since bulldozer was sub par any thoughts??
Great build. Not super high-end, but it's something that will perform very well. I would consider dropping down to an i3 2100 and using the extra money to get an AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 (only $10 more than your current MoBo, but has PCI-E 3.0). The extra MHz on an i3 2120 won't be felt.