Hi all. I want to try to build a decent machine that won't have to upgrade for another 5 years. My XPS600 has served me well for the last 6 years but it's finally showing it's age. I'm not planning on OC'ing the processor or memory. Would prefer Intel and NVidia cards.
Description: To play current games and run programs like Photoshop/web surfing
Budget: Prefer $ 600-800 US
Location: NYC. Newegg, Amazon and there is a Microcenter that's 30 miles away
CASE: something small or mid size. The size of the XPS is just tooo big
Cpu: Enough to play current games
Graphics: Need help (also have a EVGA 9800+ and EVGA 240 lying around, can wait for the 690)
PSU: maybe seasonic?
MOBO: Need Help
Cooler: not needed
Storage: got 128 gig hyperx already, just need another 1tera for storage
Get a i7 3970k and dual gtx 690 in sli.... nah just kidding
Amd A10-5800k 130
Biostar A85W 100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813138366
Hyper 212 evo 35
Amd 6670 ddr3<---- very important 70
8gb 1600mhz ram (any brand) 40
500gb hdd 60
Choose your own case, I dont know what your looking for ~50
Psu 500-600w 50-80
Windows 64 bit ~90
Use the new APU with the 6670 in dual graphics saves you money from getting a real expensive gpu. the new trinity APUs seem to be faster then llano and just a tad behind sandy bridge. The A10 is unlocked and with the 212 evo you can probably get upwards of 4.2/3 ghz. The ddr3 6670 is important cause when paired with the APU the gddr5 memory is essentially useless. Also since trinity is brand new youll be set for at least a couple of years.
The other option would be get a i3 or phenom ii/fx. With both options youll spend about 100-130 and that wont leave great headroom for a gpu thats very good. You didn't specify which motherboard features were really needed, if you dont need sata 6gbs or usb then you could save a couple of bucks and get go for a cpu and better discrete gpu. Overall I think that the new trinity APUs are Amd's best option cause they cant compete with intel clock fo clock. The ability of dual graphics will bet 20-50% increase on an already usable APU graphics. Plus the A10 seems to be about even with i3's on the cpu side so a better GPU can be bought later. intel's modern chips are not as future proof with haswell looming the corner so i think fr the future a brand new socket would be best suited