I'm on a tight budget so I'm looking to have a fast, reliable, sweet system for the money.
I won't be doing anything hrdcore on this... internet browsing/email, word processing, minor gaming (arcade/yahoo games, maybe WoW, and runescape), video conversion, dvd/cd burning, IMing. This is apersonal machine that could potentially be used in the future for a business, but still nothing hardcore.
I know AMD is cheaper, but I'm really not a fan. I've shopped around online and So far this is what I have picked out:
Intel Core i5 660
G.Skill Ripjaws series DDR3 1600 (4GB)
Seagate Barracuda HD (SATA II 3.0 Gb/s) 500GB
I'm wondering..is the i5 750 better than the 660? Because I can get it for a better deal.
I'm also wondering about which case to get, and PSU. I know it isn't recommended to get them together. I'd like a case that is cheap but good for the money. Something a bit fancy looking with some leds and a clear side panel. Preferably USB/audio ports up top instead of on bottom. A mid or full tower. Something that will keep things cool.
What size PSU will be sufficient for this machine? 500W? More or less? Keep in mind, I will also have a DVD burner and card reader. I'm not going with a huge HD cause I don't need it. I also have an external WD drive (320GBs) to hook up to it so...
The website you suggested.. Micro Center. I think this is a US site though. I'm in canada and the sites I'mordering from are Canadian so it's all in Canadian funds and with shipping and what not...just easier to deal with Canadian websites cause of my location.
What would be a sufficient PSU wattage though for what I need? Would I get away with anything below a 500W??
I want this to be a SATA based, 64-bit system. I've heard others talk about needing extra SATA connectors or something. Just wondering if I need to pick up anything in addition to go with this? I'm also putting in dvd writer and card reader.
I also need to know.. will a 500W power supply be sufficient? I already have a 400W one here but i suppose thats not enough? This case has like 5 led fans or somethin... please reply asap! thanks!