Yeah I was going to mention this, having recently read that review myself I was surprised what a difference there was between AMD/Intel for the framerates you get in the game, I believe it was as much as 60 FPS in some cases lower with the AMD chips. I would say if you mainly want the PC for WoW I would at least spring for a midrange Intel chip over a higher end AMD chip. Also one thing I noticed that massively improved load times in WoW is using a SSD. I saw a review and the guy compared times for loading into WoW and the difference was amazing.
You also said that even if you choose AMD now you will do another Intel build in the future, IMO I would just do one build now and you should be good for a while, and it would end up being cheaper if you are just going to end up going to Intel anyway to just start with Intel in the beginning.
For me personally I am about to upgrade and for a while I was considering going back to AMD but after seeing that major performance gap in that Tom's Hardware review I don't really feel I would get the satisfaction of having sub-par performance from a CPU that is otherwise equal in every way to its Intel counterparts. The way I look at it is even if you plan to play many other games in addition to WoW, the Intel chip will be just as good as the AMD in each of the other games, and it will give you the best performance available in WoW... even though it may be a little more money that will just save you the trouble of having to do a build now and another build shortly after.
my next question is that for the amd i like the price of the x4 965 but the x6 1090 seems a bit cooler because the clock speed is a bit higher and its 6 cores i know i wont use that mean cores gaming but its still going to be cool to have them for other things like video editing and stuff like photoshop. I saw the combo on the first page and i was looking at the 1090 x6 with a 5850 or also a combo with a 5870. my idea was to just buy a evga 470 or even a 460 super clock talon attack force, What do you guys think would be a good cpu and gpu combo for gaming in general like besides wow because i still want to play fps and rts games at a max setting and not lag out.
x6 1090t with a 5850, 5870, evga gtx 470, or attack force super clock 460
x4 965 with a 470, or attack force super clock 460.
Edit: Also i would love to try OC to like 3.8 or even 4ghz stable without having to worry about things buring out or catching fire so with the mobo should i invest in the mosfet cooling or just really get a different board completly i keep reading reviews on newegg for people saying that they oc on the board no problems at all and i saw some youtube videos of people gaming with this board and oc cpu to about 4ghz.
Edited by Sainix - 12/31/10 at 11:36am