Originally Posted by xHassassin
OK new build plan then...
GPU: 8800GTS G92 for ~170. Get the MSI one on Newegg
CPU: Q6600 for ~170 from that deal on Microcenter. Dunno if it ended yet or not, if it did, get it for like 200 at newegg or some other retailer.
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L for 89.99 retail at Newegg.
RAM: GSkill 2x2GB PC8500 1000MHz Kit for 84.99 at Newegg
PSU: Corsair 550VX
for 39. Or get a RocketFish at BB for 50- if you can find one.
CPU HSF: Xigmatek S1283 for 37 at Newegg.
Would it be a more wise investment to invest in a FAST new processor, over a video card, for gaming?
I was thinking more along the lines of like a FAST video setup like 9800gtx for $300, with a cheaper processor like a 5000+ BE oc'ed as far as possible??
Don't get me wrong, I really haven't kept up on technology past single cores... But I'm assuming a really high end video card is more important then a super high end processor????
Only thing that draws me away from intel, is the fact you can get amd dual cores sooo cheap, and that I always hear about amd dual cores overclocking like crazy really easy..
Also, quad core amd's come in am2 socket right? If so, he was maybe thinking about the possibility of running a cheap dual core for now, and waiting 8-12 months tell quad cores come down in price to around $80-$100, and buying one then??
Again, I really haven't kept up on technology... I'm just guessing, and looking at prices, and basing what I know about single cores from 3 years ago....
edit: btw I'm not a computer builder/oc newbie.. Been doing it for about 9 years now (built all my own pc's since age 12, and built my friends pc's for the last few years) But I haven't been into new technology recently.. Don't ever have the money to upgrade, and not many friends wanting computers... So I never read up on building pc's, or new technology..