I just submitted my order on Newegg. I went a little crazy and ordered an i7 2600k. I know I'll be satisfied with this choice.
Again, thank you for all your input!
I'm building a new gaming rig next month, because I can't stand 20 FPS on "Ridiculously Awful" anymore with my AMD 5000+ Dual Core. Does anyone have benchmarks for NS2 using either an i5 2500k or an FX-8150?
Here's some other info on my build:
GPU: Geforce GTX 480 1.5GB HDD: 120GB Mushkin Chronos SSD RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600 G.Skill Ripjaws X PSU: 850 Watt Continuous OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
What kind of FPS can I expect with this new build? What are your benchmarks and PC specs? I'd really love to see some FX-8150 benchmarks on NS2. Anyone have this chip?