It's probably worth mentioning that the only game I play is WoW and it's the only game this system will be used for. Aside from playing WoW, I'll just be using the computer for web browsing and other light computing.
I've been looking into starting to build my own system lately and I've run into some questions about cpu's. In the interest of brevity and keeping it as simple as possible, as these conversations have a tendency to get sidetracked and go down wormholes and bunnytrails, I'll just list my questions like this:
1. Why is everybody telling me not to get any of the AMD Phenom II cpu's when I look them up on YouTube and they're running current gen games flawlessly at max settings? It's like everybody has one, but they tell me not to get one...doesn't make any sense. Is it some kind of hipster thing where they don't want other people to know about it or something?
2. Is the AMD FX-8350 Black Edition any good? I've heard it's comparable to the i5 series in gaming performance and for about $30-$50 less.
3. Would it be totally stupid to buy an i3-3220? I've read that there's no way you should buy a dual core processor because every game now and in the future will require four except WoW, but I don't really do much multitasking while I'm playing WoW (I don't even run anything in the background) so that might work for me.
And on an unrelated not, is it absolutely necessary to have 8gb of RAM or can I sneak by with 4gb, seeing that again, not really much multi-tasking going on.