APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in the next few weeks as soon as I figure out the best parts needed
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: somewhat light gaming no intense graphical games, surfing the web, occasionally watch movies, video chat, play flash games, maybe some other tasks at the same time.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard,mouse, monitor, and OS
Also not sure if I should get the quad or the dual, other than that I'm just not sure which PSU to to buy, any suggestions and advice is great this is my first system I'm going to build. So I would be very happy to build this.
also post if you think I need any other parts. thanks.
I think you'd be very safe with that Corsair 400CX
Here is a power consumption chart from another graphic card review that also shows the 5750/5770.
That system used an OC'd i7 920. Your system will use even less. The chart is showing AC power draw at the wall socket.
The actual DC draw from the PSU to the whole system would usually be 10%-20% lower depending on PSU efficiency rating.
I think Gkay and I would both like to know what you mean by 'light gaming'.
That will have possibility a bearing on the dual or quad choice. And the same for 'no intense graphical games'.
I can see where it might be that a dual core CPU and maybe even a slightly less expensive video card might be suitable.
But the 5750 IS an awesome gaming card for the price.
@gkay09 no I didn't consider the AMD processor, it is pretty cheap though and its tri-core, I was just going to stick with intel I think I'm not sure, and for games I'm not sure but the graphics card chose should be able to play a lot of games I'm not going to be playing anything real new that requires a really good card. 3D games yes but nothing major. I won't be playing crysis on full settings.
here I will give you a few example if need be: world of warcarft, dragonica, schoolmate, artificial girl I don't know if I am allowed to post there.hmm anyways and maybe I few ps2 roms on pcsx2 if I can get them running are these some good examples?
While your gaming requirements won't tax the 5750 at all I'd suggest keeping it in your build and going with the i3-530 CPU over the i5 750. Who knows? You might want to take a stab at Crysis or Starcraft 2 or some other future game.