BUMP, just to ask, what is considered a good, useful, mostly future proof CPU by you guys.
I’m looking to source the components and start building this as a Christmas present to myself, especially as I won;t have any actual holiday at Christmas, and understand that the CPU is arguably the most important thing and, important to note, quite hard to upgrade iirc, at least compared to adding in or changing a stick of memory.
What’s the realistic/relevant difference (see below) between an i5 and an i7?
Budget starting at £1000 (but am living in the Canary island so factor in extra for transportation) but upto £1500.
Needs to last about 5 years, and play games such as Total War, D:OS2 etc. Doesn’t need to play anything more graphically demanding.