Just a little bit of background to start with.
I am in the market to build a PC for my bedroom. It is going to be used for some gaming, media center type, and some internet surfing.
Back in 2005-2006, I used to work in an IT store building desktops. But since things have changed alot (hardware wise and OS wise) and my knowledge is frozen in time at 2006. So I will probably asking some noob questions.
I want to invest between 800 and 1000 CAD tax in. I am planning to build something that will last me at least 3 years.
This is the parts list I came up with.
ASUS P8P67 Pro REV3.0 ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard
Sold for $170
Intel Core i5 2500 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Bl Lowprofile 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory Kit
Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB SATA2 3GBPS 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive Oem
Corsair Force Series GT 60GB SSD SATA3 Solid State Disk 555MB/S Read Sandforce SF-2200
ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti DC Top 975MHZ 1GB 4.1GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI VGA PCI-E Video Card
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black
Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-600CXV2 600W ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan *3 Year Wrty*
Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound
I wanted to go with both the SSD and HDD since the SSD seems to be much faster. So I would like to run the OS (Windows 7) from the SSD and use the HDD for storage.
I have a 42"LCD that I am planning on using as my display.
Can someone tell me if there are compatibility issues with this build? I went through it and couldnt spot any problems. And if there's any parts that you would swap for something else, please don't hesitate to make your recommendations.
How would I install my OS? My school gives me a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit that I can download. Is there anything else that I need?
I remember back in the day, startup floppy discs were essential.
Would the SSD make a big enough difference to justify the 140$ extra?
All prices are taken from direct Canada. It looks like they offer the best pricing.
Thanks in advance!