Been looking over countless parts for days now for reviews, what's better, etc etc.
AMD or Intel, whatever works is fine. Although I don't really care for spending more money on an Intel when people with 965's are playing all the games I have with no problems.
Some of the cheaper more reviewed MOBO's have had a string of DOAs (ASRock) and I don't want to take a risk on that. The one I choose has all good reviews and seems like an amazing choice for an extra 40$.
The GPU I picked has almost all good reviews, plays the games I have with no problems and comes with a Tomb Raider and Bioshock which I plan on using as a 50$ rebate.
All other items seem like practical choices.
To get a feel on what I'm currently using now...
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1 CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 @ 1.86GHz (Please kill me now edition) RAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (5-5-5-15) Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P35-DS3L (Socket 775) Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6750 (XFX Pine Group)
Pretty bad I know
This system was built to play (on a budget no less) the first Crysis back in 2007.
Medium-High settings on 1400x900 is all I'm looking for as I'm pretty used to all low settings by now.
Overclocking is also something I will definitely be doing.
Any input would be appreciated, thanks.