Hello everyone. I was wondering if i can get a critique on my new gamer rig that im going to build. I dont have money for an i7 rig but this one should be good. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Here it is:
1 NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811146047 $109.99
1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148288 $59.99
1 COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 / SSI Standard EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817171023 $79.99
UPS 3 DAYS $8.97
Order Total $1,202.86
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for all your time.
You can spend less on the RAM and get more, and do a bit better on the PSU. I would consider changing out the P5Q Pro for a Gigabyte. It's nothing to do with ASUS, just that Gigabyte has two new boards out that are improvements over the older P5Q Pro.
Are you really going to need a quad core? ATM most games only use up to 2 cores. A dual core like an E8400 or E8500 could get you more performance in games if you overclocked them. Not saying you would get bad performance with that quad core, but do you really need it? You might be a bit more future proof if you go with the quad core though. But what do I know -- this is my first time building my own too
My build is pretty similar to yours in terms of specs though. I went with an nvidia GTX 260 (core 216) and E8400 instead though.