So with my tax return I'm looking at getting some stuff for my computer to bring it more up-to-date. I'm looking at a new power supply, ram, MB, hard drive, windows 7(finally) and processor(will probably wait on this though).
This is what I'm looking at and right now I'm doing a lot of just gaming along with live streaming items for my friends and guild mates. I would like to stay with AMD since it would allow me to switch from my 965 to a future AM3+ processor since excavator is coming and said to use AM3+.
Looks good. As others will probably also say, why not switch to Intel since you need a new platform anyway. You can get the same or better performance for just a little more cash. If you do stay with AMD, I would go with a 2*8 set of memory though, so that you can upgrade to 32GB should you want to run a Ramdisk in the future.
I just recently upgraded from 2 4850's to a single 7950.
What sparked this was I recently started streaming on twitch and have seen my processor usage go to 90-99% while doing that for WoW and BF3 while killing my performance in those games while my GPU usage is at about 30-40.
Although while not streaming I can max out those games with the OC that I did to my CPU but I would like to get something that would allow me to Multi-task better between the 3 programs that I'm running to do that. Chrome for checking the stream, xsplit for the streaming and the game running.