Lol so djanjo has been amazingly helpful so far with my builds, but today I found out ncix doesn't accept prepaid/gift card visa's so the i5 3570k, 8gb of ram, and 1tb hdd, and 550w psu I was going to get are now to be found elsewhere :\ but within my budget of the prepaid cards (the annoying part! lol)
I *think* I've got a reasonable solution so far... but not sure if it can be done better, please do tell me if I can do anything better! (will also update with the rest of the ordered parts as soon as I get this posted!)
I appreciate the reply but what exactly makes that power supply better? After the promo code the other is 10$ cheaper before the mail in rebate (which I've heard depending on the product can take monthsss with newegg haha), if it is more reliable or safer by all means I'll go for it, just would like to understand the choice , and of those 3 only one of the hdd's had reasonable reviews so I will keep that one in mind for now!
my biggest questions are psu and is the i5/ram combo a good deal? I've seen good ram sold @ 30-40# (which is less than that bundle ish) but the only one I know of that is reliable is out of stock :\
also if it is any help, newegg estimated my wattage at 522w, not sure if this 530 would be enough, would I have room to overclock at all? or would I be better trying to get a 550w or similar... gah I hate being a newby!