Okay to start off this is my first pc build and what I am looking for is a budget gaming rig. I am leaning towards an AMD Phenom II X4 build. Would it be better to go with the FX 4100 instead? I have not heard very good things about the FX series so I am hesitant about going the FX route. Here is a list of the components I have picked out so far.
Case: CM Haf 912
Mobo: ASUS M4A88T-M
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 960T Zosma
For a powers supply I have picked out a corsair CX500 bundled with two sticks of 4gb Corsair Vengeance. This being my first build, I am confused as to which would be a better setup. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
Wow thanks for all of the replies. I wasnt expecting so much help so soon. It looks like 955BE are in very short supply right now so I might have to to go with the 960T. Since hard drives are so expensive recently, what do people think about the re-certified drives on newegg? Again, thanks for all of the help.