Approximate Purchase Date: This summer or Black Friday
Budget Range: $400 - $700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Rendering
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor and Os
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, Newegg, Ncix and maybe Microcenter store (not online)
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: I would like an i5 2500k (microcenter at $180) and a p67 MOBO
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in The Future
Monitor Resolution: 1080p
Additional Comments: ill be mostly playing battlefield 3, skyrim and minecraft, rendering in sony vegas and uploading videos to yutube, also things like facebook and photoshop.. it doesnt matter if its not a 2500k, an i5 2400 will be just ok...
That's a long ways away, some planning now would be good but by Black Friday, not saying AMD will be super good, but AMD is releasing Piledriver which is supposed to be the next step passed Bulldozer, hopefully that gives Intel compitition. Intel is also releasing Ivy Bridge, so those are two things coming out in your timeline of buying. With that said, if you're not purchasing now, wait till then to decide what to get.