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Evening!

Killing my time here for quite a while (read years) and finaly grew courage to register! /thumbs up

So...I'm trying to finish my "In Progres" sig build. It's a mixture of new and old stuff packed in Fractal Design Define Mini case (mATX) + bday present Dell U2312HM 23" (as i was breaking my spine on 13" Mac) .

-The purpose of this rig is basic rookie/free time web dev and progr, some light photoshop, nothing professional, music and movies ofc. office/work stuff and the most important being able to play Diablo III and Guild Wars 2. Nothing demanding imo (did all that on E7300)

- I'd like to build AMD rig over intel even with it's currrent state. OCing atm is not an option nor i'm keen to perform any (not that i have options with my budget lol)

I'm planing to keep this build for next 3-4 years so i went through several options within my budget. (keep in mind that prices in EU are at least 10-15% higher)

1.) Phenom II X4 960T w/o cooler (Trading in my Razer Naga + 25€ ), buying AM3+ . Been through quite a lot reviews and cpu ain't bad at all. If AMDs future CPUs will support AM3+ chipset as it was stated it would be the most painless and cheapest way to go (correct me if i'm wrong) and would save quite some $/€ for future Cpu upgrade.

2.) Eventho i prefer AMD rig my second option is I3-2100 + ASRock H61M/U3S3 and upgraging once IB crushes SB prices to i5 2500k

3.) Any other suggestion is more than welcome within my budget

4.) Dig my Comodore out of basement and go mental

Ty in advance

Kanalplus

*In progress
Fractal Design Define Mini
Dell U2312HM 23"
MSI R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 PE/OC
XFX Core Edition P1-450S-X2B9 450W
Cruical M4 CT064M4SSD2
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS
Western Digital WD WD500AAKX
Edited by Kanalplus - 4/21/12 at 3:48pm
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Anyone? frown.gif
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i would say go with the amd option..thought tho commodore /mental breakdown sound a bit more fun
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1x xspc 140 rad phobia 260 xspc single bay res xspc rasa cpu block 
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azio levetron mech 5 ocz extreme fatal1ty 1000 w 80plus gold coolermaster haf 932 w/ amd edition side window Logitec g500 
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Right now AM3+ is confirmed for Vishera. IMO if AMD stick with AM3+ on Streamroller too then AMD is digging its own grave.

I wonder what AM3+ motherboard are you going to buy?

Your second option is no good really. For that second option I would do SB Pentium with a budget Z68 motherboard then either upgrade to IB 3570K or IB Xeon E3 series later on.
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