I've suffered long enough with my Pentium 4, I built some years back. Never have enough money to buy a new computer though, until now. Getting larger than expected tax refund baby! $1,563 bucks. Woot.
Haven't built a computer since my current system, about 5 years ago. Been viewing tech-forums here drooling over other builds, and now it's my turn!
First off, I'd like to ask what's you guys opinion in processors. I can put together a system easily enough. With all the recommendations on previous threads. I'm just not sure if I should get a Core 2 Quad... or the new i7.
I know it will be easier to upgrade in the future with the X58 motherboard... but is it worth the extra cost when I could spend less on the processor, MB and ram... and get a much better video card. I really want the GTX 280 1GB.
Or am I over analyzing like usual.