My near future build (Review/Advice/Comments) Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: June 26, 2008 1:07 PM in Systems Share madaniel June 26, 2008 10:42:09 AM Hey everyone! This is a build I have put together, well the parts list at least. I would appreciate any comments, advice, or even just general reviews, as to if these will all work together well. Things such as compatibility, areas where I can shave some money while not losing much performance, etc.., would be greatly appreciated. The prices listed are from Newegg.com as of 6/26/08 and are final prices after instant rebates. This computer will be used for gaming, media, music production, video editing, and general multi-tasking/everyday use. I need it to last me a few years as well. Thanks! Parts List HDD Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $99.99 DVD Burner ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T $34.99 Case Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $134.99 Heatsink XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler $36.99 RAM mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996580 $25.00 Mail-in Rebate $108.99 Video Card SAPPHIRE 100243L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $309.99 Monitor Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $239.99 Motherboard ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard $209.99 CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9450 $329.99 OS Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM $99.99 PSU ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ700 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Patent Piperock Modular Power Supply $169.99 Other CyberPower 850 6 Feet 4 Transformer Spaced 4 Non-Transformer Spaced Outlets 2400 Joules Surge Protector $14.99 Creative FATAL1TY 3.5mm gold-plated Circumaural Gaming Headset $49.99 XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket $6.99 Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard $74.99 Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Mouse $49.99 Subtotal: $2002.84 + shipping More about : future build review advice comments akhilles June 26, 2008 12:32:38 PM Perfect. Your PSU is powerful enough for even SLI/Crossfire. Not sure about HD4870 CF though. evongugg June 26, 2008 12:56:54 PM Just a suggestion for the motherboard: BIOSTAR TPower I45 Breaks FSB World Record with 725MHz on e8500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.hardocp.com/news.html?news=MzMyODMsLCxoZW50a... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WR2 June 26, 2008 1:07:16 PM I like all your choices a lot. And the Tagan BZ700 would easily handle CF 4870. If you're looking to save a bit the two places I can see room to shave some costs are the power supply and the case. You could save about $50 on each going with a CoolerMaster RC-690 and a non-modular Corsair 750TX power supply. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAdvice on wish list parts for near future build ForumReplacing GTX 560 Ti in the near future - Should I hold out for 660Ti ForumAMD Build - Near and Far future . No Intel Forumwhat will computers be like in the near-future ? ForumFor those of you planning on building a system in the near future ... ForumUpgrading 8800GT in the near future ForumA ( near ) Future Proof Z68 Based Gaming Rig? About 3.5k. Need Opinions ForumAnything new from AMD in the near future ? ForumSuggestion to anyone that plans on building in the near future . ForumUsefulness of q9550 for near future ForumIntels near future pricedrops revealed.... ForumWill this computer run current and near-future mmorpgs? ForumVery near future super gamer pc ( with ?s ) ForumUpgrade in the not so near future . ForumPCI compatibility question ForumNew (first!) gaming build $1700 limit updated Forum1st system build. No $$$, big dreams... ForumNew build bsod on boot, tried new mobo still no good Forumplease help....unknown problem with new build, memory related(kinda) ForumNewbie Build HTPC, Assistance More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !