1 - Namely, I'm going to switch from my core2duo to either i3 or i5 processor. The thing is I'm not a heavy gamer (although I play games) and was wondering do I actually need to get i5, Isn't i3 enough i know it's cheaper and I don't necessary want to spend a lot of money.
2 - The other thing is motherboard, I understand I need to get discrete graphics, am I right ?? I want intel's chipset, P67 but somone told me that Z68 is better. Is it really that much better ??
3 - Also do I need to get a more powerfull PSU ? Currently I have 400W.
I run SWTOR and WoW on full blast using Z68, a 2500k, and no video card. If I were playing more intense video games, I wouldn't care so much about onboard graphics and would have just bought a P67 with a video card. Most of the good vid cards require a 550W power supply or higher.
What games do you intend to play? Big difference between WoW and Crysis.
If you get a graphics card you will probably want a bigger power supply.
Well the thing is I want to play Crisis and maybe GTA 4 but not necessarily games that were created "yesterday". As for graphics card, currently I've got ASUS EN9500GT/DI/1GD2/V2/A link i think it should work for now, what do you think ?
I'd like get the newer card a bit later. As for integrated graphics card I was always told that it is a crap and that if you indetend to play some game or do some photoshop stuff you better get discrete. Thus I'd probably stick to P67 as it seems equally powerful and it will have discrete graphics card.
I don't really know why ther are so many mobos with integrated graphics card nowadays.
As for CPU I'd probably have to stick with i5 2500k and as for the brand of my future mobo it will be mpst probably Intel as they are most stable (Gigabyte get hot, Asus are also faulty) )and I don't know anything about OC so...