I am currently running on an amd athlon ii x3 455 with a gigabyte 970a-ud3. I am getting around 300 take or give a little for my birthday. I mainly use my Computer for gaming and I am considering upgrading to Intel. I am wondering, will I notice a big difference with an Intel CPU? Also which Intel CPU/Motherboard combo would you recommend for me with my price range? Thanks.
On that budget be it £ or $ I would just toss a better AMD on the motherboard Phenom II x4 965BE is about £85 or $120 leaves you some change to enjoy your birthday and the mobo is still current anyway.
and $50 bucks off any motherboard with cpu purchase.
Phenom 965 and 1045t are both $100 bucks
8120 $149 and $40 bucks off new motherboard, but pointless since your motherboard is up to date.
I was actually there yesterday thinking about building my portable LAN ivy bridge setup/girlfriend computer.
With that deal I will probably just switch to Intel with a 3570k and a decent motherboard. I didn't see anything on there for when the promotion ends... do you? I should be able to get the money by the end of this week so if it ends sooner than that I probably wont switch.