My laptop has been on it's last stretch for the last half a year or so and I've come to the conclusion that it will cost me more to fix than it will to replace. I've been sitting on actually building a new rig for a while now, as you can see from my post here: http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/pc-hardware/motherboards-cpus-and-ram/threads/389125/choosing-a-cpu Having said that, I am now ready financially to move into a desktop. I've been looking at some different builds and the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T. Seriously considering dropping some money on this baby.
I am debating between a Phenom and going for an i7, but I'm not particularly a fan of Intel processors any more and so I've scratched those off the table. My PIII did the job at the time, but my dv6000 gave me both a love and a hate for AMD (and I look at this processor in terms of overclocking - the possibilities are endless.) I really don't see any point in jumping for the AMD FX-8150, either. I've read reviews, and it's got a love-hate going for it. Will the X6 1090T still be something that can tackle today's software - or should I look at some other processors? I'm pretty flexible in what I buy and in terms of price for the most part; I want an investment that is not necessarily the latest release but will still be able to handle future gaming and software. Because of that, I'm looking seriously at the following:
Other suggestions for CPUs?