Matter of fact.....not sure where to post this..been awhile since I've been active here but still pretty serious about my AM....finally broke down and became a lifetime member.Still have my playmation floppies!!!
Been looking at upgrading my machine and spent alot of time on that cpubenchmark website.It all looks pretty simple until you start digging deeper.AMD or INTEL???...me I'm an INTEL guy...then you get.....lga 1155...lga 1150....lga2011????...i7??? i5???....Xeon E5...E3???? then you look deeper and it's motherboards!!!! Do you need PCI Express 3.0 because your video card may play a major part in you rendering performance(saw an article from 1 of the PC forums online that said that???????)and then.....RAM!!!!Some of the new boards will run up to 64G....do I need that?????My 1st computer that I ran Playmation on had 4mg and some of the frames I rendered took 10 or 11 hours.Then if you go with the newer video cards be ready for a new minimum 600w power supply with 1 6 pin and 1 8 pin connector....oh...don't forget CPU water cooling if you overclock.....AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Anyhow just my thoughts about it......LOL