System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, internet
Parts Not Required: OS, keyboard, mouse, speakers, HDD. I have an extra 1 TB HDD 5900RPM external drive which I'm going to convert to an internal one and get a SSD for a boot drive, is that a good idea?
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None, whatever gets me the best price. Not sure which Canadian websites are best. Also have Canada Computers and Tiger Direct stores close by if that saves on shipping.
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None
Overclocking: No, not sure if I need the performance for the added cost of upgrading processor, mobo and getting a cooler.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: Need a new one, looking at 21.5 inch at 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Which is a better option between a Gigabyte OC 7850 or Sapphire OC 7850? And any input is greatly appreciated, not the most informed and would love tips to improve performance/save money.
If the video card is a reference card then there will be no difference between brands , if there is a factory overclock then it will be which one has the higher overclock. The parts you have selected look good and it should be a good build for you.