Technically all Steam Machines allow dual-boot, since it’s built into the OS. It’s just that some come with Windows pre-installed.
Personally I find myself in the Pro-AMD camp when it comes to budget builds, but I suppose that’s where the forward-thinking part comes around. Betting on forward compatibility with CPUs in general is risky, but the i5-4570 and 3470 seem to perform very similarly for around the same price. As for a motherboard, I’ve been using ASRock so I’d have no problem recommending their H87 boards.
Dear Charlie Hall: I can tell you did your write-up a lonnnggg time ago.
At minimum, budget builders should be buying a quad core processor, something like Intel’s i5-3470. The benefit here is that the i5 will be compatible with the same motherboards that run the more powerful i7 and, theoretically at least, whatever comes next.
“Whatever” comes next was released 8 months ago, and the motherboards used are NOT compatible.
The second part is exactly what happens now. The most popular tags are the ones that are actually seen. It’s just hard to see that when the thing has been out for a day.
No. A review is not a popular opinion. A review is one person’s opinion, which is inherently weak sauce in comparison.