I am just not sure if there is any unseen benefit with sticking with AMD/ATI vs mix match. Also - I don't game so is it worth it to go to Nvidia because Steam works better or?? Seems like I read something (that I didn't understand) about Steam and ATI or??
Simple for you - hard for me. Thanks in advance for double checking my work and any comments or hints.
For only 615 dollars thats an awesome build. For 30 bucks you could get a Cooler master hyper 212 evo cpu cooler. For that price you cant really beat it and you might even be able to overclock a little bit with it. The WD blue is an awesome choice as well I have a WD black and a WD blue, the black is kind of loud but the blue is fairly silent. Corsair makes awesome power supplys I put a CX 500m in my friends budget build and so far so good! So yea your pretty much good to go
Thanks gang. Looks like I accidentally stumbled into a good build. I presume the mix of Nvidia GPU and AMD CPU concerns are old folk lore and I should see no problems on the horizon.
As for OC and extra coolers - I plan extra memory and coolers and OC as that future Merry Christmas answers in a year or two that makes him go - Holy Crap that's cool... I know - that might sound a little sneaky but with his skill (none) and distance (too far to drive if it crashes) I am trading stability now for future performance boost. Funny how no one wants a brand new machine to have any stability issues. But 2 years later - squeezing a few FPS out of the same machine on a new game with a couple of reboots every once in a while... not so bad.