I am planning to use Intel Graphics for few months and then later I will install graphics card. I am not in too much gaming; however, I want to play SimCity (New coming 2013). This PC will mostly use for browsing and watching movies on TV.
The total is around $ 600. Any help and/or suggestions will be really appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.
Right off the bat, I see you have a CoolerMaster PSU. Do not get a CM PSU! They do not deliver the labeled wattage, and are prone to failure. Will you be overclocking? Because if you're not, the i5-3570K is way too much. In addition, SimCity is such a low requirement game, you can get an i3 and be fine.
Thanks for the reply. I chose that PSU because it had great reviews. Do you recommend any other brand? I am not going to overclock because I do not know how to do it. When I was looking for CPU, most of them were pretty much same price (+- $ 20). It is 3rd gen cpu with good graphics therefore I decided to go with it. Anyways, all other parts are compatible (or good) with each other? Again thanks for the reply.
I'd go with the i3, and put some money into a GPU like a 6850 or 6870, which will play pretty much any game, but it is probably overkill if you're only playing SimCity. If you are only playing SimCity, maybe a 7750/7770? The APU's are good, but only on the graphics side. The APU's have very weak CPU's, and the i3 is better.