Well, my old system finally crashed and I ordered my new parts this morning. I'm all giddy with excitement and can't wait to get my packages. This is a budget gamer / all around PC build, I am not looking to post top benchmarks on every test, simply pull good fps, QUIETLY, while keeping temperatures low. Please tell me what you think of this system, while keeping in mind, the items listed below are being re-used from the previous build...
Location: City, State/Region, Country - San Antonio, Tx
Parts Preferences: I've always used AMD processors, as a very good friend of mine is the VP of R&D there, but I will be trying out Intel this build because of the disparity between their performance.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I'd really like to know what you guys think of my budget pc build (rebuild). For reference, I'm switching out from an AMD Phenom x2 black edition on an Asus board. I feel the CPU will be my biggest uprade, but the GPU will be changed from an Nvidia GTX 465 (Holy Crap This Card Runs HOT!!! 90 degrees under moderate load)
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: As I said, my system finally failed, with the help of ex-bubblehead here, I was able to track down all of my problems to a popped capacitor on the motherboard.
RAID Array (both HDD's) (Third is on it's way though to make room for Raid 5)
Looking forward to what you think.
*Edited to include partpicker list and formatted to the suggested link provided by FinneousPJ