Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two weeks
Budget Range: $500-$600 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet
Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse (although if there is a good cheap combo I'll go for it, I'm using wireless right now), Monitor, HDD, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country: United States
Parts Preferences:Not really any preference
SLI or Crossfire: Probably later on (in two years or so)
Monitor Resolution: 1440x900
Additional Comments:I want to play Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Minecraft, and possibly SWTOR. The parts I have selected as of now are as follows: HAF 912
Intel i3 2130 outperforms up to AMD phenom II 970! and its better for gaming!;)
and in future current s1155 CPU's are gonna drop in price once Ivy Bridge comes out so you can upgrade to i5 2600 or ivy bridge!
H61 chipsets are lame! with p67 you get intel RST,2 sata 6Gb/s ports,USB 3, more USB ports, intel RRT and overclock friendly!
(Intel® P67 Express Chipset also enables overclocking features of unlocked 2nd generation Intel Core processor family)
Okay I updated my GPU because I decided for the money I might as well get the best I can now instead of having to upgrade later. How is that 560 ti that I linked above? Also, the i3 processors are only 2 core CPU's, will that make a difference in gaming? And could I just get this i3 2100 to save some money since it doesn't really seem that different from the other one?
Well isn't that GPU not a ti? Although comparing them side to side the non ti does seem better. I'll go with that card bundle. However with the CPU issue I'm still not so sure. I feel more comfortable going with the Phenom II x4 960T. It has 4 cores, unlike the i3, and I heard that it overclocks better (if overclocking is something I would want to do, I still don't really know what it is and how to do it). Also going with the Intel stuff with cost more.