How does this budget minded build look? Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Product Last response: July 21, 2009 6:25 PM in Systems Share mattkk July 20, 2009 10:54:34 PM Just need some critism on this build I'm going to be putting together in a week or so, please don't suggest a new GFX card because it has already been purchased! CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 Tri Core 720 Black Edition 2.8GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail GFX: XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P Socket AM3 Motherboard PSU: 550W OCZ Fatal1ty Modular Power Supply RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS3, DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24 HDD: Western Digital 640GB Hard Drive SATA300 7200rpm 32MB Cache Caviar Black - OEM Case: Antec 300 Three Hundred Black Case - No PSU More about : budget minded build Outlander_04 a c 136 B Homebuilt system July 20, 2009 11:00:53 PM nice build suggestions : look for RAM with lower 7-7-7-20 timings . Faster and some kits were only about $65 for 2 x 2 gig the price of some 4850 1 gig is very close to a 4870 . The 4870 might only have 512 mb of ram but the performance is higher tiger253 July 20, 2009 11:02:06 PM I haven't built an AMD machine in a long time so I can't comment on that. But I did order the same WDC Black 640GB and Antec 300 earlier this morning. <- Seems like good stuff. Oh yeah are you going to add a dvd burner or an aftermarket cooler on that build? Related resources New Build for Budget Minded Cousin - Forum Assistance on budget minded but powerful build ?? - Forum Future Minded Budget Build ***EDITTED/UPDATED*** - Forum How does this budget gaming build look ? just looking for helpful suggestions - Forum How does this look for gaming? (£500 budget ) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mattkk July 21, 2009 10:53:02 AM Outlander_04 said:nice build suggestions : look for RAM with lower 7-7-7-20 timings . Faster and some kits were only about $65 for 2 x 2 gig the price of some 4850 1 gig is very close to a 4870 . The 4870 might only have 512 mb of ram but the performance is higher As said I have already purchased the 4850 so I won't be upgrading yet. Thanks for your suggestions though. tiger253 said:I haven't built an AMD machine in a long time so I can't comment on that. But I did order the same WDC Black 640GB and Antec 300 earlier this morning. <- Seems like good stuff. Oh yeah are you going to add a dvd burner or an aftermarket cooler on that build? I will after I am familiar with the new system, and also once I have researched overclocking and what the best cooler is for the Phenom II series. huron July 21, 2009 11:52:25 AM Second the Antec 300 and WD 640GB Black - nice items. Looks like a solid build. dirtmountain July 21, 2009 1:54:12 PM I agree with outlander, try to get some faster RAM. mattkk July 21, 2009 6:25:12 PM How does this RAM look? http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources $600 budget build , buying around Christmas . How does everything look ? Forum How does this look for a budget gaming system? Forum First time PC build - How does it look , what else do I need Forum My First Build - How does it look ? $300 Budget . Forum How does this build look on an $1100 budget ? Forum My Gaming Build ... how does it look ? Forum First new PC in years, how does my build look ? Forum First Build ! How does it look ? Forum How does this budget build look ? AMD/SLI (first build ) Forum How does this look for my first build Forum Help Building $700 Gaming PC Forum Modest gaming/entertainment build Forum New i7 Gaming PC Budget $1500 Forum Looking to build a basic office computer - $400 tops Forum [Solved] Help me build a $500 budget PC? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !