BUDGET RANGE: $400-$600 Before Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Just general usage mostly (web surfing, MS Office, downloading), I watch a lot of movies (in HD), not much gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, HDD
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, although wouldn't mind another place
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet and cool running
Basically the last system I built was almost a year ago, I've been so busy and out of touch with the IT world that I don't know what's good anymore so I am open to all suggestions. I know the price range is not kinda wide, but as cheap as possible is good, won't cheap out too much though if it affects the performance a lot.
CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139003
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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Remember you can always spend more or less but the key is to get the best you can for your budget. The i5 setup would be better but do you need it or is it going to sit there unused and wasted.
Yeah I understand the point. It's just the more I read about the new stuff that's come out and that is to come out the more I want to get the better parts for my build.
Although I listed my use to be on the rather light side this will be my main and only computer.
Another thing is that it seems to me that going with Intel is a better choice considering what they have in stock for the future. Anyway thanks for the suggestions but I'll have to think through a bit before I decide.