Need help to see if this rig goes together;hardware and such-wise.

First here is what is in this future build:

GPU-BFG Tech BFGE981024GTOCE GeForce 9800 GT OC 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143185

CPU-(Lynnfield CPU w/ Socket 1156)Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=intel_core_I5-_-19-115-215-_-Product

MOBO-EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard -
2XSLI+Phy, 2X BIOS, 8+2 PWM up to 1189KHz, DDR3 2600MHz+ : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188055

PSU-CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

HDD-Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136283&cm_re=Western_digital_7200_RPM-_-22-136-283-_-Product

RAM-CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C9 - (OR SHOULD I GET THIS KIND OF RAM ->) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227483&cm_re=Intel_Core_I5-_-20-227-483-_-Product

HSF-COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=Intel_Core_I5-_-35-103-065-_-Product

DVD-SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188


case-COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 RC-840-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119187

thermal compound-Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007


I plan on going SLI with this gaming computer and would like to have room for expansion and keeping everythign cool as i have high-ultra high settings on as many games as possible...like crysis and such.
Tell me anything that could improve the build,or make it cheaper. or anything. :D
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  1. firstly that board is overpriced http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131405&Tpk=asus%20p55%20pro

    this ram is a steal at this price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279&cm_re=g_skill_ripjaws-_-20-231-279-_-Product 1156 requires dual channel ram

    the 9800gt is old and out wait for ati 5xxx series to drop and prices will go down if you cant wait get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130475&cm_re=evga_gtx_275-_-14-130-475-_-Product
  2. ^+1. Well said. If you must get this built ASAP consider getting a really cheap GPU and upgrade to ATI 5xxx in a few weeks.

    Case is over priced too! $200 for a case???!?!?
    Get the HAF932: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160&cm_re=haf_932-_-11-119-160-_-Product
    $140

    Also if you live near a Microcenter: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0317379
    i5 750 for $180

    AS5 is over rated. Get some MX2, IC Diamond, or Shin Etsu.
  3. My suggestions:
    1) Drop the case down to HAF 922 and use the extra money to improve your GPU (GTX 260 Core 216 at least)
    2) Switch hard drive to Samsung F3... fastest non-SSD out right now and you can buy two for about the same price as the WD 750 GB Black.
    3) You could get away with the Corsair TX750, which you can still SLI with that PSU.
  4. i'll admit i paid $280 for my case if you want it its your choice but the haf is an excellent case
  5. I hope you know a 4870 runs the same price as that 9800GT and will easily run circles around it. I would buy a different mobo that supports xfire and go for a 4870 if you have reached your budget limit. Or go for a GTX 260 (core 216) if you want to stick with Nvidia, even though they match the 4870 for about $50 more. 9800GT just doesn't keep up anymore, especially for $130. Not to mention you want some power matched up with that i5 you're getting. 9800GT just wouldn't cut it for me if I was getting that setup. =P

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102850&cm_re=4870-_-14-102-850-_-Product $135
  6. is this an improvement? :)

    GPU-EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

    CPU--(Lynnfield CPU w/ Socket 1156)Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor-

    MOBO-ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 Intel Motherboard - Xtreme Design w/ SLI+CrossfireX, Auto-Tuning, DDR3 2133-

    PSU-CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

    HDD-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive-

    RAM-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail Dual Channel Intel Core i5 & Core i7 CPU for P55 motherboard-

    HSF-COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler-

    DVD-SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support-

    CASE-COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case-

    THERMAL COMPOUND-arctic silver 5

    still would like SLI and do i need a larger power supply? and one more question can this mid tower case actually fit 2 graphics cards? because overtime im gonna get a second GTX graphics card.
  7. how about this build?


    GPU-EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

    CPU--(Lynnfield CPU w/ Socket 1156)Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor-

    MOBO-ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 Intel Motherboard - Xtreme Design w/ SLI+CrossfireX, Auto-Tuning, DDR3 2133-

    PSU-CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

    HDD-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive-

    RAM-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail Dual Channel Intel Core i5 & Core i7 CPU for P55 motherboard-

    HSF-COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler-

    DVD-SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support-

    CASE-COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case-

    THERMAL COMPOUND-arctic silver 5
  8. It is an improvement & a good build.. :D

    Your PSU can handle two GTX 275's & so can the case. The HAF 922 is big for a mid-size case, so you don't have to worry about space.
  9. thanks, im going to keep this thread up for awhile,see how far i can improve it; my budget is 1500 bucks, so theres plenty of room for improvement but i was surprised by the price :D i expected it to be above 1200 :)
    it came out to 1083.09 not too bad eh? ha
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