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OS: Win 7 Home Premium 64bit
That is what I intend to buy and unfortunately cannot afford to spend anymore than that on it. Along with the listed components I will recycle an old Antec Sonata ATX form factor case, 600w Cooler Master PSU, additional 250GB SATA HD, SATA DVD RW and a wireless network card to finish it off. I'm building the PC to play Skyrim in particular (last rig I built was for oblivion, so the new build is overdue) but also intend to use the PC to catch up on a few other games I have missed over the past few years as well as for MMORPGs of course.
Along with any additional thoughts you might wish to share I have two questions:
1. Have I made any schoolboy errors in my choice of components?
2. I'm always wary of diminishing returns as the cost of components increases, so with that said, are there any components you would substitute for cheaper versions (especially 650gtx vs 660gtx and some of the cheaper i5 or even i3 processors)?