|Im a heavy gamer but only get new pc's or new parts every 3-5 years so i need a good future proofing....:|
I got 2 choices, one is to get a very good cpu such as the i5 or i7 but then wont end up getting a great gpu, at best will be a radeon HD 4770 and then i wont be getting another card for a while then.
second option is to take a a quad core Q8400 with a G31 mobo and throw in a good gpu such as the Radeon HD 5850 or the HD 5770 - 5750 but then it will be a very long time before i get a new cpu + mobo.
As for future proofing as a heavey gamer which option will last me longer? in both options i get 4gig ram, good enough psu and a decent case, I dont stay in the US and the prices where i stay are more expensive and different from the US, so i worked out the prices here and i cant change anything if i want to stay in budget, so i just need your opinion on which is better for future proofing
Look at these sights and if there's a card which is a better peformer for same price then please name it.
http://www.Have2Have.co.za (they ship)
http://www.skyserv.co.za (best prices i think)
http://www.evetech.co.za (where i will get the q8400 build if i choose it)