Critique my build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 25, 2009 12:23 AM in Systems Share atomchaser February 24, 2009 3:43:20 PM I'm considering this built for a system that will be used for computer gaming (WOW) and document editing. Please critique. TIA. Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor ASRock X58 Supercomputer ATX Intel Motherboard G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory BFG Tech GeForce GTX 280 BFGEGTX2801024OC2E Video Card Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler Antec Performance One P180 Silver Computer Case ZALMAN ZM-CS4A Socket 1366 Clip Support Kit for CNPS9500/9700 SAMSUNG SyncMaster 305T Black 30" 6ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders Will also be adding an additional hard drive from existing system. More about : critique build techwizard08 February 24, 2009 3:49:48 PM FYI, for wow and document editing (i.e. MS Word) that system is overkill^3. ASRock isn't the greatest brand ever--you might consider a P6T or Gigabyte on the mobo. If you do plan on SLI later you're going to have to upgrade the PSU. That 30" is going to burn a hole through your bank account. an E8500/P45/4gig Pi-Black would more than meet your needs, and be close to half the price. Is there a need for the bleeding-edge setup? atomchaser February 24, 2009 5:40:43 PM The build is for my wife. She wants it to be capable for future gaming demands. The ASRock seemed to get good reviews at Newegg but I'll look at the other ones and a bigger PSU as well. Thanks! Related resources Critique my build + recommend PSU - Forum Critique on my components for a build ? - Forum ~$1000 gaming build , critique wanted - Forum Critique My Build - Forum Need some critique on my first computer build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer techwizard08 February 24, 2009 5:43:31 PM Never a problem. You may want to take a look at a 24" monitor though. I mean, 30 is just so...big (and I hope you know there is an awesome joke to be made, but I am restraining myself here ) battlemarz February 24, 2009 5:59:37 PM +1 to different motherboard. I would also suggest considering a gtx285 over a gtx280. Not much price difference. I would ditch the VelociRaptor and get a WD caviar black instead. Also find someone to verify that a gtx280/285 will fit well into your P180 case. xthekidx February 24, 2009 6:08:39 PM I think you should go for a 24" too...30" is huge, its too big for me, I would actually prefer to game on a 24" instead, price differences aside. If you sit 5 feet away from your monitor, then maybe you consider the 30" techwizard08 February 24, 2009 6:15:16 PM I'm also pretty sure that the GPU would fit in the P182. I have a friend running one with a new core i7 setup...and knowing him, I would have to assume he either has a new gtx, or an hd 4xxx series aevm February 25, 2009 12:23:12 AM It will fit, but it limits you to 3 hard drives. I had this issue with my 8800gtx and that's why I didn't get the P182. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources $1500ish gaming build critique please Forum Critique My First Build Forum First Ever Build on the Way - Critique It for Me Forum Newbie i5 build , critique please Forum Build Critique Request, $1600 Gaming Rig Forum [New Build ] Need Critique on my build , please Forum Critique my first build ! Forum Need critique on new build Forum $900-$1000 gaming build critique Forum Finally hitting a Microcenter! Should I buy these parts? Forum First Build, please critique! Phenom II 940BE and..... Forum Decided on this folks...i7 build...no mercy on critique Forum Looking for some critique on a corei7 build Forum New Core i7 System Build. Critique. Forum **Critique My Quiet Cheap Gaming HTPC Build** Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !