Here is what this system will be used for: Gaming, Online Gaming, Word Office, video streaming, some video rendering, email, internet, and anything else I can think of. It will be used both for my home office as well as personal use.
Now I realize that if one waits to jump in when it comes to PCs then one will wait forever. However, I'd like to be more on the beginning of something rather than the end. What I mean by this is that when I built my current socket 939 little did I know that it would be soon phased out as both AMD and Intel were about to release (then) new processors, etc.
* So what Intel CPUs and motherboards do you recommend? The motherboards are where I really need the advice with memory suggestions as well. I do not need all the bells and whistles; I do not overclock. USB 3.0 would be a plus. So far from what I have been reading Ivy Bridge may not be that much of jump from what Sandy Bridge offers but of course we are going to have to wait a little longer for solid information when IB is released and tested.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by Sunharrow, 12 April 2012 - 04:48 PM.