I am planning to build a budget gaming pc this June. Not worth more than $600.
Here's the configuration: http://www.flipkart.com/wishlist/navking.venkat7-7098
[$215] CPU: Intel i5 3470 3.2 GHz
[$78] GPU: ZOTAC NVidia GEforce GT630 Synergy edition (2GB)
[$86] HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
[$89] Mobo: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
[$92] RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4GB x 2 (8GB total)
[$20] ODD: Samsung SH-224BB DVD Burner Internal Optical Drive
[$63] PSU: Corsair VS550 550 watt
[$39]Cab: Cooler Master Elite 310 (blue)
Q1. Will each component be compatible with the others?
Q2. I saw that i5 has technologies like vPro technology but the motherboard does not have. Will that be a liability for me or will those technologies work?
Q3. Would there be any bottleneck issues in this configuration?
Q4. The above configuration is coming out to be $680!!! I want to reduce the cost to like $600 as I need to buy a monitor too which itself will be around $100. Where should I cut the cost?
Q5. Will this configuration be future proof, for like, 5 years - until I graduate from college?
Q6. Is AMD better than Intel for gaming? Is ATI Radeon better than Nvidia for gaming?
Thanks to everyone in advance!