I'm currently on a very tight budget (~$300) but just want to upgrade my CPU/mobo/ram as I already have a GTX 460 SE 1GB (yes my mistake on getting the SE...) and everything else.
Anyway, I'm looking into the AMD X4 925 ($90) with 4GB DDR3 1600 (~$35) (Windows XP user) so I'm just deciding on my mobo now.
Here's the plan-
Since Bulldozer is coming out soon, I was thinking maybe I'll get an AM3+ mobo with SLi compatibility and stick with the 925 for a while until I can save up for the BD. I currently have an E4500 Duo Core lol so I just want a decent quad for gaming that'll last me a year or two.
I was then thinking of getting another 460 for SLI sometime soon and THEN upgrade to BD after a year or so. If this works out, I'll probably get the Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ($140). I will also purchase a Hyper 212 ($28). This totals to be right around ~$300.
Is this a good idea for the long run? And would the CPU bottleneck my 460 (possibly SLI soon) at all, even if OC'd to say ~3.5GHz+?
I'm a medium-heavy gamer but doesn't do much else on the computer as I use my Mac for otherwise. I just want to be able to play heavy games and also be able to record with Fraps/etc lol
So yeah that's all.. Any feedback/suggestions would be highly welcomed! If you find an adequate mobo for even cheaper then major kudos for you! Thanks a lot for your time!