im currently using an ancient laptop (im talking centrino duo) and desperately need an upgrade.
I will predominately be using the machine for gaming and some video editting.
my budget is strictly $1000 australian
and my preffered site is pccasegear.com
anyway, my intended specs are:
asrock mobo (cant remember exact model,its 70 bucks)
8gb 1866 kingston hyperx
GTX 650 2GB OC
3 x extra 120mm fans
500w powersupply thermaltake
windows 7 OEM
run o' the mill samsung HD monitor
300MB's wireless N card
$20 keyboard (already have a mouse)
icy box 3.5" card reader
24x dvd burner samsung
500gb 7200 HDD
this all comes inat about 980 including postage
should i stick with the 8320 or go for a similar priced i5 (probably the 3470)?
is the power supply enough?
should i drop back to 1600's ram, save $10 and put it into a better mobo (asrock pro3???)
what are your overall thoughts on the system?
is a 1tb HDD necessary?