Need some opinions on this build Tags: Build CPUs Hard Drives Systems Product Last response: September 1, 2008 2:27 AM in Systems Share Anonymous a b à CPUs September 1, 2008 12:59:19 AM Ok, so this is gonna be my first I'm going to build, and I don't want to mess anything up on it. I just need some opinions on. Also, I need some people to suggest a good HDD and an optical drive, and if they will fit. Oh yeah, budget is 1000 dollars. Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -$135 Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -$70 CPU Fan- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -$35 CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -$190 GPU- http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&... -$100 RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -$95 ---> anyone suggest any cheaper ram that is 2X2 that can fit in my mobo? PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -$105 HDD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -$75 Optical- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -$25 Total so far is 830 dollars. If there's anything thats good to upgrade, please tell. More about : opinions build Cpt Deadboots September 1, 2008 1:51:32 AM If I were building with your budget.... Mobo - Gigabyte P45-DS3L ~$120 Case - Same CPU cooler - Xigmatek HDT-S1283 ~$36 Cools far better than the Zalman 9500. Check out reviews. CPU - Same GPU - ATI Radeon HD4870 ~$270 RAM - I love my A-Data 2x2 kit, but you will probably want something higher end with your budget. I would get a DDR2-800 kit by G. Skill or Corsair. ~$70-100 PSU - Change it to a Corsair 550 VX or 650 TX. The GameXStream is probably a great PSU, but I would go with Corsair: SeaSonic internals (unmatched reliability) and their excellent warranty. ~$100 HDD - Seagate 7200.11 500 GB ~$100 Optical - I love my Samsung DVD-RW - ~$25 on Newegg. You should end up at just about EXACTLY your budget. Good luck! Anonymous a b à CPUs September 1, 2008 2:07:09 AM Hey, thanks for the advice dude, but I'm just wondering if I get 2 8800 gt's, is the 550 Watts gonna cut it? Related resources Need opinions on my build for what i want to do? - Forum Need opinions on my first build - Forum Need Opinions on a PC build? - Forum 1200$ pc build. need opinions!! - Forum 1st PC Build-$800 ITX-Need Opinions... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer deathsdefiance September 1, 2008 2:12:25 AM I dont think 550W PSU would cover it, I think you should at least step it up to 650 to 700W if you are going to do so. Cpt Deadboots September 1, 2008 2:12:50 AM Definitely. Corsair's PSU's are the best. It has something like 41 A on the single 12v rail, which is comfortably above the requirement for an SLI system, as is the 550 watt rating. Anonymous a b à CPUs September 1, 2008 2:19:01 AM Ok, so i should definately get a good quality corsair psu at about 700 watts just to be safe. Cpt Deadboots September 1, 2008 2:27:37 AM I am almost positive that the 550 would do the trick... If you insist, the 650 TX is an awesome PSU as well. Anything more would be unnecessary/overkill. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGaming PC build, need opinions Forum Solvedi5 4440 + R9 270x Build,need opinions! Forum Solved[Need opinions] My custom computer build Forum Solvedneed opinions to know if it's a good build ($600) Forum SolvedNeed opinions on pc build Forum SolvedFirst Build Need Opinions Forum SolvedNeed opinions on my build. Forum SolvedNeed expert opinions on new build. Forum SolvedNeed Opinions on new build. Forum Solvednew build and need opinions Forum SolvedFinal build (thank god) just need psu opinions. Forum SolvedNeed help picking parts for new build! Professional opinions appreciated! Forum SolvedAmd build need opinions and guides Forum SolvedNeed Opinions on My First Build Forum SolvedMy first build, I need some opinions. Negative and positive comments fully appreciated. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !