This is a follow up on my previous post on upgrading to a gaming PC. I was able to do some research on the internet & I am finalising my gaming pc build however I need some help to complete it.
Things that I will add :
4 GB RAM (DDR 3)
500 Watt PSU
Things I need help with :
Windows 7 - Which one to use 32 Bit or 64 Bit?
500 GB Hard disk - I currently have a 320 GB HD installed & I do not want to transfer all the data to a new HD but I plan to add an additional 500 GB HD to my existing PC & have Windows 7 installed in the 320 GB HD leaving all the other data in it. Hope this is the right thing to do.
Processor & motherboard - I am confused between Intel i5 3350P & 3300 processors. On the website it says that the i5 3330 has HD Graphics 2500 & i5 3350P doesn't & for a compatible Intel motherboard I will have to add an additional graphics card if I use the 3350P so what is the difference? Also is i3 4130 a good option? Which motherboard should I use?
Link - http://ark.intel.com/compare/69114,...
Graphics card - I am thinking of using NVIDIA GTX 660Ti but I want to know if there are other cheaper options available as this one is a bit expensive. Are there other brands that I can check like Sapphire, Galaxy etc.?
PC cabinet - I currently have a cabinet with dimensions 13.7 x 6.8 x 15.5 inches (H x W x L) & it has side & rear vents. Is this a good cabinet or should I change it?
Please let me know if I have missed out on anything & what are the changes if any, that are required in this build.
Thanks for your help.
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