Do you guys think this is a good deal for $1600? I just want some reasurrance that I'm making the right choice by buying all the parts from Newegg.com and not CyberpowerPC.com and just having them put it together, And I'm getting good prices on parts.
It will eat up your old PC! The processors are extremely different in terms of performance. A Pentium D is like CPU 2 generations older than the Core i7 (Pentium D--Core Duo and Quad--Core i7). ALL the parts would completely be smashed with the new PC.
But do you think $1600 is a good deal? I mean, this is my first build, i've never paid over $800 for a desktop from a retail store before. I just want to be sure i'm getting a good deal thats all ya know? And what about that CyberpowerPC.com site?
Also, look at other i7 builds to see what others are saying. There is a ton of stuff on this site. You might need a CPU cooler as well...not too sure. If you OC the CPU, then you definitely need it. Stock CPU cooler would be OK if you don't OC.