I used to keep up with all this back in HS but ive been so out of it for so long I have lost touch with all the new hardware. I am currently running a core 2 32bit laptop with 2 gig ram and I am thinking its time for an upgrade to a desktop. I am thinkin about building it myself but I am having trouble figuring out what processors to look at.
What is a decent processor for a reasonable amount of money? The last I heard the i7's were at the top. Is this still true? Any tips?