Re: Computer build... Out of the game
$1200? What do you have that you can reuse, if anything? Things like monitor, keyboard, mouse, optical drive, hard drive, etc. $1200 will build a great system, but it will be less powerful if you need a monitor and such.
The main deciding factor between AMD and the i5/i7 line is how much you want to spend. AMD has a great band-for-the-buck ratio, but the 1366 i7's hold the speed crown. the way I look at it, the human eye/reflexes can't tell a difference at the speeds of either of them.
My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / EVGA GTX 760 2GB
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB / WD Red 3TB
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600 - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win7 Ult 64-bit - Func MS3 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard
R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter
... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009