Hey guys! This is my first PC build and I could really use your advice.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two weeks
Budget Range: $450-$600 Max w/ shipping and before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming: League of Legends, MMO's(not on ultra-high, just want decent mid range FPS), Basic Recording and Music Production, Web Browsing and Videos
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg
Country: I live in America
Parts Preferences: I've been stuck between AMD and the i3's for budget muscle...help?
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: Using a 32" 720p HDTV to start connected with HDMI
Additional Comments: As stated earlier I'm not looking to play the newer games on Ultra High graphics or anything I will mostly be playing League of Legends which isn't nearly as demanding as the new games, but I would like this build Semi-Future Proof incase I decide to upgrade eventually.
H61 mobo isn't future proof - it can't upgrade to ivy bridge (coming out in April). I'd go with an AM3+ board at that level. Or drop to the i3 2100 and use the money to get a Z68 mobo that can take IB.
this is a good motherboard for the price and the featureset, in terms of futureproofing, spend more money on the motherboard with good upgrade options so you don't have to gut your whole system in a year and a half:
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 ($109) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...