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 - ~$25 on Newegg. You should end up at just about EXACTLY your budget. Good luck! Anonymous a b à CPUs September 1, 2008 2:07:09 AM Hey, thanks for the advice dude, but I'm just wondering if I get 2 8800 gt's, is the 550 Watts gonna cut it? Related resources First New Build . I need your opinions and help - Forum My Build ( need Opinions and suggestions!) - Forum First Build . Need your opinions - Forum New build in planning, need help and outside opinions - Forum Need Opinions on New Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer deathsdefiance September 1, 2008 2:12:25 AM I dont think 550W PSU would cover it, I think you should at least step it up to 650 to 700W if you are going to do so. Cpt Deadboots September 1, 2008 2:12:50 AM Definitely. Corsair's PSU's are the best. It has something like 41 A on the single 12v rail, which is comfortably above the requirement for an SLI system, as is the 550 watt rating. Anonymous a b à CPUs September 1, 2008 2:19:01 AM Ok, so i should definately get a good quality corsair psu at about 700 watts just to be safe. Cpt Deadboots September 1, 2008 2:27:37 AM I am almost positive that the 550 would do the trick... If you insist, the 650 TX is an awesome PSU as well. Anything more would be unnecessary/overkill. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMiniITX build need opinions (i7 or i5) ForumFirst Gaming Build Need Opinions Before Ordering!2-2.5k ForumNeed opinions / suggestions on this build 850$ budget ForumNeed opinions before i commit to a build ForumProspective 1st Build , Need Opinions /Tips/Ideas ForumNeed opinions on my Gaming PC partpicker build Forum[First Build ]How is this_ need your opinions ForumBuilding a new desktop, need some opinions for my choices ForumMy first pure build ever... need some opinions ForumFirst Build . Need Opinions ...and power supply ForumFirst computer build and need opinions please! ForumBuilding new PC, need CPU opinions . ForumNew PC Build -- Need opinions about chosen parts!! ForumBrand New Build . Need thoughts and opinions about it ForumGaming PC build - Need final opinions More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !