So far I have this:
CPU:AMD FX-4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz 12MB Cache Socket AM3+ 95W "Unlocked" $149.00
HDD: Western Digital 500GB 3.5" Blue Edition SATA3 7200RPM 16MB Cache HDD $102.00
Motherboard:Asus M5A97 EVO AMD 970 ATX SB950 Socket AM3+ DDR3-2133 RAID USB3.0 SATA3 1394 eSATA CrossfireX
Power Supply:Great Wall GW-750SEL 750W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140mm Fan Ultra-silent $99.00
RAM:Kingston DDR3 8GB 1600MHz Gaming Performance HyperX Memory Kit (2x4GB) CL9 Non-ECC Dimm $129.00
GPU:Sapphire HD6770 1G GDD5 DP PCI-E Video card ,Dual-link DVI-I / HDMI / Display Port , 850MHz / 1200MHz ( 11189-00-20G ) $159.00
All the prices are in NZ Dollars. I didn't include the DVD drive, I'm already set on that.
So, I did some poking around, and I found out that alot of people say the AMD FX-4100 preforms like a 2-core processor. If I change the processor, then I probably need to change the motherboard right?
So what processor do you recommend?
Preferable 4 core, AMD, not too much more than the one I already have listed.
I'm thinking about the AMD Phenom II X4 970, but it is a bit expensive, and I can't find it available in a store near me
I want 4-8GB RAM, decent graphics and a 4 core processor, 3.3GHz or more.