I am currently planning on building a new PC, currently I have a few parts outlined, however I need some help on a few things.
Processor : INTEL CORE I5-2500 SANDY BRIDGE 3.3GHZ 4 X 256KB L2 CACHE 6MB L3 CACHE LGA 1155 95W QUAD-CORE DESKTOP PROCESSOR ( I didn't want to waste more money on an i7 as I am not doing an heavy editing or video processing etc. The only thing I am using the PC for is gaming, internet browsing, watching stuff etc. )
Motherboard: No clue, the last PC I have built was like 6 years ago and I havent been up with the motherboard brands etc. Any recommendations about this one? Specific brands or specs to look for?
GPU: XFX Radeon 5770 HD is one card I have been thinking about. My gaming is not going to be PC centric since I am more of a console guy, but I do want to play PC superior games or exclusive games that are coming up this year and next. Would you guys recommend investing in a better card?
Memory: 4GB DD3 but I'm not sure about the brand or Mhz.
Hard drive: Is it worth investing in an SSD? Or should I get a standard Hard drive?
OS: Windows 7 64-bit Home premium
I have no clue on the CPU heat sink, Chassis, or power supply? Could anyone give any tips on those?
My budget cannot exceed 1000 USD, something around 900 USD would be the target.