I don't have a preference for parts, everything I read states Intel is currently the solid leader but there seems to be ambiguity over if that will change within 3 years
I have my current rig overclocked slightly on stock cooling, I'm not an enthusiast in this area but I am comfortable doing it if I will gain large benefits.
I would rather have a single GPU than go SLI Xfire but I would also like to run my comp and possibly clone it to my 60 inch tv, in which case would 2 gpu's be better?
I will be purchasing this build through a payment plan at work interest free installments for 3 years. My current computer is a custom that I did 5 years ago and has now reached the end of its "usable" gaming career.
I would like a build that will let me play at max settings for the next 2 years but will leave itself open for a few choice upgrades at the 3 year mark to extend its life a little more.
My real question is whether or not I should be going with a chipset that supports 8 cores now, knowing that I am paying for essentially overpriced tech in the hopes that in 3 years that will save me having to buy a new rig because multi-threading becomes the gaming standard.
Or will taking a very high end Ivy bridge now give me the raw power for anything that comes within that time frame.
What would you build in my situation?
I appreciate any help you guys could give, links to articles on the topic of future proofing in the current market would be great.