i am building a budget gaming pc. i am looking for:
intel i5 2380p - because i don't need igp, just a good single dedicated gpu (might be radeon 7770)
ram - not more than 8 gb
i was looking for asus p8p67 pro* but it still has something which i don't need; sli/crossfire technology and overclocking. i am not going to use these two.
any recommendations for a cheaper motherboard than the above mentioned; plus recommendations for psu, hdd, and a pc-case would be great because it's my first desktop building experience.
*i also want to understand this dual x8/x8 thingy. are there new graphics card coming with pcie x8 which can be combined together for better experience or it means something else? i don't need this though, just a single gpu
I didn't mention cases because I don't know much about them but you could check out tomshardware main page. There is an article about budget gaming cases.
HDD compatibility is not only the size but also what SATA version it uses. I THINK SATA is backwards compatible (as in a SATA 3 HDD can be connected to a SATA 2 slot) BUT I'm not exactly sure.
Also both HDD I linked are 3.5''