Hey everyone, been thinking of building my first gaming PC.
Hope to keep it at around $500 but I can push it a bit.
Would like a build that can last me at least 3 - 4 years.
I have an ASUS laptop right now that does very well when it comes to general web surfing and a little gaming but not enough for BF3.
if you want overclocking then go with 965BE because it will give you slightly better multitasking performance in the comparison of 2120 but in gaming intel i3 2120 will give you better gaming performance . It performs better in games than the 965 in games even after the 965 is overclocked.but if you effort $200 for a cpu ten you will get intel i5 2500k.THE i5 DESTROYS anything AMD currently has to offer in both gaming and general use.
their is no problem with micro atx mobo.go with a Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboard GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 or ASUS P8Z68-V LX Intel Motherboard LGA 1155 Z68 SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 ATX Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 because they are best match for your cpu.