I'm attempting to build a PC for gaming this weekend, and I was wondering if anyone could have a quick look at what I've put together and offer any input regarding pitfalls, advice, and/or recommendations. Here are the details...
Your setup os similar to mine.
Go go for the 1TB drive to speed everything up.
I think it will be a great setup!!!
I just ordered this setup for $1059 from Newegg.
This will be my 4th build - a new one every 3 years or so...
Case - Rosewill R5730
PS - Antec EA650
CPU - AMD Phenom X3 720
MB - ASUS M4A79XTD
RAM - G.SKILLL Ripjaw 2X2GB DDR3 1600
VIDEO - HIS Radeon 5770 1GB
SSD - Kingston SNV225-S2 64GB SATA
HD - Segate Barracuda 1TB SATA
DVD - Sony Optiarc 24X SATA
Win 7 Home 64
Bluetooth - AZIO USB
AMD won over Intel because of bang for buck was the primary factor.
The ASUS board had reports of unlocking the 4th processer and overclock support and software is tops.
The Radeon 5770 was chosen because the ASUS board supported Radeon better and the 5770 will be there if I want to go SLI latter and the 5770 runs on less power which results in cooler and quiter.
The Kingston SSD was a "draw the budget line somewhere" because the performance is only a few second more in the benchmarks I looked at.