Well I'm not really someone who knows a lot about OCing so I would initially buy with the idea of leaving the CPU as is.
However, all my previous systems have used AMD processors and I am now just considering Intel because of the reviews I've read. Among the things I'm interested in when buying the CPU are:
1. Lifetime. How long until I have to upgrade because of gaming requirements
2. Do I really need to pay the Intel tax? Meaning, I play mostly WoW, some Civ IV, Diablo 2, BF2 and Obv and while they might be fine with AMD will I run into issues if I decide to do virtualization with something like VMWare running Linux or encoding an audio CD?
BTW, ty for your replies.