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. vexun11 January 23, 2010 9:31:59 PM It looks like you did a pretty good job picking out your parts I must say. Related resources $800 AMD Build - Opinions Wanted - Forum Opinions of this build ? - Forum First New Build . I need your opinions and help - Forum Opinions on Budget AMD Build - Forum Question and opinions about a new 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? 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumFirst build in 5 years, opinions .. ForumOpinions on New Build and other questions ForumOpinions about this gaming pc build ? ForumOpinions on Shuttle systems for itx build ? ForumFirst time builder my budget is 1400 check out the build.Opinions Pls ForumOpinions on build ? ForumWould appreciate some opinions and help on new build . ForumOpinions on this build ? ForumOpinions on new build (ASRock MB and Intel i5) ForumFirst build ! Full list of components AND peripherals. Opinions /Advice? ForumOpinions on a gaming build ForumFirst Build !!! Any advice or opinions ? ForumFirst PC Build , Opinions /Suggestions? ForumMy Build (need Opinions and suggestions!) ForumOpinions on build ? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !