Gaming rig final build, opinions?


BUDGET RANGE: 1100€ to 1300€ (1500$ - 1800$)


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard,mouse,sound (monitor)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (Belgian website) (--> google translate: )


XFX HD4890 Black Edition ATI Radeon HD4890, 1024 MB, 256 Bit, PCIe x16 v2.0
Intel® Core i7-920 4x 2666 MHz, 4x 256 kB, 4800 MT/s, Bloomfield
Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850 Watt, ATX12V 2.0, EPS, 8 x, 8 x
Antec Nine Hundred II 3 x, 6 x, ATX, µATX, Mini ITX
DVD-Writer Samsung SH-S222A
GigaByte GA-EX58-UD4P X58, 6.400 MT/s, 3x PCIe x16 v2.0, SLI, Cr, Socket 1366
Western Digital WD1001FALS 1 TB 1.000 GB, 8,9 / 32 / 7200, € 0,09*, Serial ATA/300
Corsair DIMM 6 GB DDR3-1333 Tri-Kit

OVERCLOCKING: Not to much (i720 to 3,33mhz ) SLI OR CROSSFIRE: In the future


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Maybe some parts are better or more price/performance.. you tell me? :o + planning to go crossfire in the future
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  1. bumpie
  2. I wish I could get a reply on mine too :)
  3. I think the reason you haven't gotten any replies yet is that this build is pretty damn solid all around. There's nothing to complain about or nitpick... Congrats on a well built machine. lol

    Just a few thoughts... have you looked into Nvidia cards? They're more expensive to be sure, but since your oing for the i7, I assume you're not on an extremely tight budget. I like Nvidia if only for the fact that they've got PhysX which is really awesome. It's just a thought. :)

    One more thing... have you looked at getting 2 HDD's instead of just 1? If you set them up in RAID 0, they'll be twice as fast as that single one. I recommend the WD Caviar Black 500GB or 640GB.

    Thats all I got... Nice build.
  4. Its hard because their no prices or location where your buying parts from, try filling out the template for new computers on the top of the forums. It will help get your some answers.

    Things I'd question about this build,
    *why go with the antec 900 v2 when the antec 900 v1 is ussualy quite a bit cheaper and is really about the same quality for cooling.
    *why are you deciding on the crosair dominator series? Unless your doing some major overclockign go with OCZ platuinm or G.Skill which has better timings which will increase your preformance and be cheaper in most cases.
    *unless you plan on doing cf. Your power supply is over kill and you can probally save urself a few bucks with a lower wattage psu from crosair.
    *Like noted above look into the WD Black series hard drives. Its worth the small price increase for the preformance increase you'll receive. (640gb or 1tb recommened - 500gb is a bit old now)

    other than these comments the build doesn't look to bad
  5. Fill out this form. Hard to critique when we don't know anything.

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (example: tomorrow -- the closer the better) BUDGET RANGE: (example: US$500-750)

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (example: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (examples: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (examples:,, -- this is to help others see available options and prices)

    PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (example: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

    OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: (examples: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (examples: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
  6. @kubes
    he never said he was getting corsair dominator RAM, he just said "Corsair DIMM 6 GB DDR3-1333 Tri-Kit." I assumed he is talking about the Corsair XMS3 RAM, which is the same stuff I have, it's very good and quite cheap.

    Other than that though, I agree that not much info was provided other than the parts he's looking into, all of which look solid. I guess I just assumed he wanted the option of X-fire and overclock potential.

    I still don't know why any gamer (or anyone whos not into video editing or something else thats really space occupying) would need more than 1TB of HDD space... I only had 240GB a few months ago, and I still couldn't fill it all up...
  7. Fixed!
  8. bump
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