Originally Posted by FPS guy
I can get an i5-3570k at Microcenter for the same price as the i5-3330 at Newegg. Should I go that route?
The motherboard you listed seems rather unreliable according to Newegg reviews. Thoughts?
I'd definitely like a high-quality ssd and am willing to pay for it.
Windows 7 instead of 8? Why?
GPU looks good. I might use my 5870 for a while first.
I have an older Corsair TX650. Can it be reused? How do I make sure it's up to par? I also have an Antec P182 case. Can I reuse that as well?
Thanks for your help!
2. newegg reviews are mostly 10 year olds that step on their motherboard and say DOA DOA im sure that its fine. i have bought a lot of parts in my years, and just about the only rma ive made was a dvd burner 4 or so years ago. i dont think newegg even wanted it back, they just sent me a new one.
3. 7 will be more familiar. 8 is a bit different with the metro interface, though i think you can mod the start button back. go to a best buy or something or other and test it out.
4. the psu is very probably good. my corsair is chugging along just fine. check to make sure that your voltages on the 3.3 5 and 12 and vcore are all within 5%