System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Games like GTA IV, Skyrim, Saints Row 3, BF3, etc), then Video editing and rendering in Sony Vegas/After effects, 3D Text animation in Cinema 4D and web browsing of course.
Are you buying a monitor: No.
Parts to Upgrade: All.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.cclonline.com
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom.
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel or AMD.
SLI or Crossfire: No.
Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200, may upgrade.
Additional Comments: Sony Vegas, After effects CS4.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I currently have a laptop and I cannot render/edit properly and cannot play the latest games.
Here are the 3 builds I am looking at, don't know which one I should get, please give me some advice and help me decide.
1st build: CPU: i5 GPU: 560 ti MOBO: ???
2nd build: CPU: AMD FX 6100 GPU: 560 ti MOBO: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard
3rd build: Phenom II X4 965 GPU: 560 ti MOBO: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard
More aboutbuild advice please
I'd go with the 1st build. But, maybe spend a bit more for the 560 Ti 448? It has the power of the 570, and uses less power and outputs less heat.