Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and Christmas Budget Range: ~$1000 total, though the less the better System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming mostly Are you buying a monitor: No Parts to Upgrade: All new Do you need to buy OS: Except for this Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg Location: Massachusetts Parts Preferences: Intel/Nvidia fan Overclocking: Not important SLI or Crossfire: Not important Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 Additional Comments: Think I have a sufficient case already. Would prefer to keep HD from old rig with OS already installed(is this possible?) while buying new HD for additional storage
I've picked out the requisite parts on newegg already but I'm certainly not as knowledgeable about any of this as you guys are. In fact, I've picked a few things apart from other threads in selecting these. Would definitely like to know if I can simply keep my old HD with all the things stored on that(including OS) though.
No need for CPU cooler if you don't plan on overclocking.
Your CPU and Motherboard choices are the only thing that's wrong here .
What exactly makes the parts you specify better? Definitely not doubting you, I'm just curious. I love the smaller pricetag but I fear that I won't get the same kind of performance out of the lesser CPU/motherboard combo
Hi, the i7 is not better for gaming compared to the i5.
Why? The only difference between the i7 and the i5 is Hyperthreading which 99.9% games do not use. The i7 has it but the i5 doesn't. It's mostly used by professionals for work related activities.
Your motherboard is too expensive lol. Normal Motherboards typically cost around $50 to $150. Motherboards don't normally affect the performance of the build.
Good luck with your build . The most recommended motherboard is only $100 lol.
Hey certainly sounds good to me. The motherboard I had originally picked is only $220 on NewEgg(despite PartPicker saying 398 or whatever) but I had only picked that because of it's compatibility to the i7. If the i7 is unnecessary clearly that motherboard is as well. Thanks!