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 SolvedPreparing to build my 1st PC in the near future Forum Please review and advise on my near future build ($4000+) Forum New build for near future Forum Advice on wish list parts for near future build Forum AMD Build - Near and Far future. No Intel Forum Suggestion to anyone that plans on building in the near future. Forum For those of you planning on building a system in the near future... Forum SolvedBest time to buy, in the near future? Forum SolvedWhat are AMD and Intel going to do with desktop CPU's in the near future Forum SolvedGTX 770 vs R9 280X (Crossfire and SLI in near future) Forum SolvedNew AMD Gaming Rig, need critique/advice for near future upgrades. Forum Solvedrecommended games in the near future Forum SolvedWhat should i be upgrading now or in the near future? Forum SolvedExpected price drops in the very near future? Forum SolvedIs This Gateway A Good PC to Buy and then Upgrade in the Near Future? Forum SolvedNear Future Tech? Forum Whats max GPU for non OC and OC core 2 duo E8500 usable on near future on a i7? Forum Looking for good gaming laptop under 500 dollars in near future Forum Buy Haswell in near-future or wait for Haswell Refresh Forum Will gaming use more cores on cpus in the near future? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !