Currently I have an amd phenom 2 black edition 720 with the fourth core unlocked. 4 gigs of ram that my board only allows to run at 800mhz even tho their 1066 mhz sticks. I have an HIS 6850 video card and a corsair 700 watt psu and mid size case.
What I want to do I think is switch to intel, windows 7, use my case hdd for data, psu, and video card. Then once Rome 2 comes out I'll upgrade the video card.
Here is what I put together for the cheapest possible way to do this but I could use some suggestions as I'm not really up to date with the most recent intel stuff nor SSDs.
Okay what do you guys think of this...
Newegg.com - MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
I've never used MSI for any parts, I found this ASUS board which I've had good success with in the past for not much more.
Newegg.com - ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
I don't know anything about the i5s so I'm not really sure what any of hte differences are here for the same price besides the obvious speed differences. I didn't expect the i5s to be so expensive still...
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Intel Core i5-3450 BX806237i53450 Processor - Quad Core, 3rd Generation, 6MB L3 Cache, 3.10GHz (3.50GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 77W, Fan, Retail at TigerDirect.com
Intel Core i5-3450S BX806237i53450S Processor - Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 2.80GHz (3.50GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 65W, Fan, Retail at TigerDirect.com
I don't really know anything about SSDs either, but this one enticed me because of the free game... Is intel ok to go with for a SSD? Will 60gb be enough given the fact I'll only be putting games and the OS on it, data will be stored on my already existing hdd.
Newegg.com - Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT060A3K5 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Any suggestions for some good cheap ram?
Thanks a lot guys