Any Opinions on this build? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: January 24, 2010 11:35 AM in Systems Share 123q January 23, 2010 9:06:02 PM Can anyone give me suggestions for improvement? CPU Intel i5 750 ($214.99) Memory OCZ Gold DDR3 1333mhz ($92.99) Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB ($66.99) Graphics Card Sapphire ATI 5770 1GB ($168.99) Motherboard Gigabyte P55-UD3R ($112.99) OR ASUS P7P55D ($163.99) Case, CD/DVD drive, Power Supply - $120 [Don't need to worry about these] My budget is around $750 before taxes (13% tax here ) Does anyone have an recommendations on some other parts I should get? I mainly use this computer for homework, and casual gaming (resolution 1680 x 1050 and graphic setings on medium) I live in Canada so www.canadacomputer.com and www.tigerdirect.com will be my preferred retailers More about : opinions build ares1214 January 23, 2010 9:17:49 PM unfortunately, i dont see the 500 gb version, but this hdd is much better: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49262&vpn=HD... this mobo is a nice middle ground of the 2: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=46237&vpn=GA... and this ram is better, and after rebates only costs 8$ more: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42868&vpn=OC... aside from that everything looks good. m 0 l vexun11 January 23, 2010 9:31:59 PM It looks like you did a pretty good job picking out your parts I must say. m 0 l Related resources Opinions about this PSU for my build? Fast reply if possible - Forum Opinions on my First build! - Forum Opinions on this gaming build - Forum First Gaming Build ~ £900 (UK) Opinions and Help Wanted - Forum Thoughts and/or opinions on my build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 123q January 24, 2010 3:02:49 AM @Ares: just wondering...why USB 3.0, SATA 3.0? Is it for future proofing? And btw, it they backwards compatible with USB and SATA 2.0? If its just between the P7P55D and the P55 UD3R, which one would be the best bang/buck? m 0 l ares1214 January 24, 2010 11:35:04 AM well, yes usb 3 and sata 3 is for the future proofing. both are backwards compatible, and even if they werent, there are still usb 2 and sata 2 on the board. for the board, i wouldnt get either, and i would pick up this combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHere is my build, opinions? Forum SolvedOpinions on build Forum SolvedOpinions and Advice on My First Gaming Build! Forum SolvedDecent Build? Opinions? Forum SolvedBuild opinions wanted Forum SolvedMy first build OPINIONS/ADVICE? Forum SolvedExpert opinions needed!!! Australian Build. Forum SolvedOpinions on my First Self Made Computer Build Forum SolvedLooking for some opinions on this i5, XFX Radeon R9 280X, Mini-ITX build Forum SolvedOpinions on Build (For 3D work) Forum SolvedNext step in my build? Give me your opinions and tips! Forum SolvedOpinions on my build please! Forum SolvedOpinions on my First Self Made Computer Build Forum SolvedComputer Build, Opinions and Help! Forum SolvedOpinions on the computer I want to build? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !