I am planning on building a gaming and personal use PC for under $1000. I have a couple of questions concerning my build though.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Two Weeks
BUDGET RANGE: $1000 AFTER tax
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Schoolwork, Watching Movies.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, OS, CD/DVD drive
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: My questions are:
If i am planning to overclock my AMD CPU to only about 3.6 Ghz is it necessary to purchase a third party CPU cooler or will i be alright with my stock cooler?
Is a 650W PSU too much or just enough, would i be alright with a 550W PSU?
Do mail in rebates actually work? I've heard many complaints about companies not paying.
Please leave any comments or concerns below i really appreciate them.
Looks like a solid build. I wouldnt buy a sparkle... no reputation. I'd much rather get the EVGA superclock at 209.99 on newegg or the Palit Sonic Platinum 1gb at $249.99 both are factory overclockd about 20% for just a little more money!
PSU - For a single graphic card solution, Corsair 550W would suffice...you wont need 650W...
But if you count in the Mail-In-Rebates, then the price would come to same, so its good to go with the 650W...