So I am going to be trying to build my first computer. I'm gonna be using it for gaming and general use. I've been reading around on here, trying to figure out what I can but I will definitely be needing all of your help! It doesn't need to be the biggest, baddest thing out there but I would like to be able to play just about any game at reasonable settings (they don't need to be maxed out). Please make any changes or suggestions. And if any of these come in combo deals or better items match up in combo, please let me know! Thanks! With all of these, they are just guides. If there are better deals or bang for my buck out there (even if it means slight loss in performance or slight price increase), please let me know!
I am trying to stick to around $700 for a tower but that is fairly flexible. More of a guide, so to speak.
These three were all rated highly on newegg and all look pretty nice and have similar price points. Which do I go with? I like the rosewill and antec because the power supply is on the bottom and have top fans but I'm not ruling out the cooller master yet. Input is appreciated!
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Does the cache size make a huge difference (ie. between 32 and 64)? I am going to go with WD because I read that seagate has slipped in quality lately. just a matter of picking the size and cache. definitely going with 7200 rpm, though.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
A bit of guidance would be greatly appreciated from here on out (now that the easy parts are done, lol). I have the 550 ti Fermi selected for this. I did not see it in the gpu performance ranking sticky, so I am not too sure.
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Suggestions from here would be appreciated. I don't know if intel or amd is better right now or if there is going to be a new release soon that will drop prices, so please help me with your recommendations.