built a new computer for 1000$ for the need of something that would be able to run the games i wanted without giving out in 30 mins of gameplay. so i put this setup together and want to know if everything looked good.
Intel is better for good reasons, and in the future an i5 3570k will easily outlast an AMD Phenom II X4 or FX-81xx chip. if you dont have the money for an i5 now, u can buy a pentium or celeron untill you scrap up enough to grab an i5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $50 Dual core on the Sandy Bridge arch, better then an older AMD Callisto dual core budget gaming CPU if you ask me.
lol, i would pick the 965 over a FX-81xx, less power, and still a nice overclocker. They also $50 cheaper, but Intel makes a better chip. Look at this: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=406 That is not the celeron, but that chip is $63 on Newegg and it trades blows with your AMD chip. It is also better in single threaded performance, and has less power consumption.