VINMAN was awsome and reccomended a "gaming" build that was under my $1k budget and I really thank him for it. +1 (dont really know what that means but I guess it means major props.
He recomended ...
I would feel like such a cheater if I just went out and bought this exact build but I did have my own personal opinions after a few days of research (first time builder).
- I was leaning towards the Intel i5 Lynnfield instead of the the AMD Phenom II x6 1055T. What do you guys think? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115215
-Also if I did this I would need to swap out the Mobo aswell (i think), does anyone have any reccomendations that is in the same $$$ range as the one VINMAN reccomended. (is the RAM still compatable with this)
- I like the GTX 460 after reading alot about it but it's a toss up right now between this one and the EVGA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130563
due to heating concerns but what do you guys think?
- I was thinking of going with a 7200 rpm HDD instead of the one VIN suggested but then I see the one he linked has a ton of cache versus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218
Thanks to everyone with anythoughts and remember I'm trying to stay within budget!
**EDIT- Also how many years you think this build would last me for medium - high setting MMORPGs and games like Starcraft.