HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARX 750GB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" $95.00
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom $89.99
$669.95 (BEFORE Tax and Shipping) All Parts priced from NEWEGG
I want to use this for Media and Gaming. I am not a HARDCORE gamer, but I would like to be able to game comfortably.
Are these parts okay? Am I paying too much for stuff I don't need? I don't want to pay much more than I already am, but I would definitely take recommendations on switching out parts.
Should I overclock? get an aftermarket fan or thermal paste?
Also, I have found two cases for the same price. One mid tower and one full tower. Should I go for the full tower just because? Do I need it?
ZALMAN Z11 Plus HF1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
COUGAR Evolution Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Dual 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans, USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2
Both are $89.99 Bringing the total to: $759.94 (BEFORE Tax and Shipping)
Are they okay cases?
And finally, I have an external HP DVD1040 Drive, and was wondering if i could just use this before later purchasing an optical drive. Or, could i somehow, use that in the computer?
Thank you for taking your time to read this. I look forward to your responses.