My main concern atm is would the i3 would bottleneck the 660? Also if it happens to bottleneck, would I still be able to fit in an i5 but still stay in budget?
I would love to stay under $600 but I could be swung by a bit if it seems necessary. My goal is to run games such as Skyrim or Hitman Absolution on high settings (maybe ultra?) at a decent fps. My monitor resolution is 1280 x 1024.
I'm fairly confident on the other parts but please offer changes or advice since I'm sure I made messed something up In case you were wondering, I have a 2 tb HDD lying around the house and my work sells Windows 7 for like 10 bucks a copy