This is my first time building a computer from scratch on my own, being as the processor is the first thing to start with, I'm not sure which way to go. I'm looking for a cheaper alternative, but on the same token, I want this computer to last me at least a couple years. Now the age old question, Intel VS AMD, are Intels actually worth the price they charge?
Looking at this processor as a starting point for my PC build.
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition AM3 CPU HDZ965FBGMBOX - 3.40GHz, Socket AM3 < on tiger direct wont let me link it lol
90 bucks for a quad core, pretty hard to compete with that price wise on the intel
I'm just looking for suggestions I'm not looking to spend more than maybe 350-400 on the build, I don't need a video card, monitor, mouse, keyboard, operating system, etc. I'd like to at least get 8 gig of ram at least, and a 700w power supply at least. As for performance? I just want to run wow at a high level again, getting high FPS on medium settings in 25 man raid environment.
Basically I just need a computer minus the video card,
Thanks for any responses and thanks for reading.
*my 2 gig comp just isnt cutting the cheese, although my 2gb video card will hold stellar in any new box i get*