Solved 1500 US$ build critique Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: March 5, 2010 3:26 PM in Systems Share nuke3ae March 2, 2010 5:40:00 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next two weeks BUDGET RANGE: 1500 before rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Everything is required (monitor, keyboard, mouse, os) PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: North East US PARTS PREFERENCES: Full Tower, ATI/AMD for processor and graphics OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I picked out parts already; I’m pretty set on the 5870 and a mobo with sata 6 gbs and usb 3.0 for future proofing. I’m looking for a build critique and maybe someone knows of a better brand or deal (wouldn’t mind saving money too). Not sure if I picked out the right memory. DVD Card Reader COOLER MASTER HAF 922 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) Windows 7 ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System Saitek PZ30AU 104 Normal Keys Logitech MX518 GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB Let me know what you guys think....thanks More about : 1500 build critique Best solution MadAdmiral March 2, 2010 5:44:15 PM Switch the WD for a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB. Spend a few bucks more for 1600 mhz CL 7 Ripjaws. The 1333 mhz ones are the same price, so get the faster ones in case you decide to overclock later. Other than those very minor changes, it looks good. nuke3ae March 2, 2010 5:47:14 PM I'll def take you advice on the ram, not sure about the hd though. I've always used WD, is Samsung as reliable? Related resources $ 1500 ish gaming build critique please - Forum Critique my $1650 ( US ) build - Forum Critique my build + recommend PSU - Forum Critique new $ 1500 gaming build ! - Forum $ 1500 Gaming build parts list critique - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MadAdmiral March 2, 2010 5:48:55 PM Yes. And WD is losing the battle right now. Their HDDs are more expensive, slower, louder and run hotter. The Samsung (or Seagate 7200.12) is a much better choice. osu43130 March 2, 2010 5:56:23 PM Nice build stick with Mads final changes and it is damn near perfect. nuke3ae March 2, 2010 5:58:15 PM Ok well that was easy thanks everyone. nuke3ae March 2, 2010 6:00:07 PM Best answer selected by nuke3ae. nuke3ae March 5, 2010 3:07:38 PM Hey guys any suggestions on an intel processor and mobo? Still looking to have the sata 6gbs and usb 3.0? coldsleep March 5, 2010 3:12:02 PM At a $1500 budget, you are going to want to go with the i5-750. I'm sure someone will come along and suggest a motherboard shortly. MadAdmiral March 5, 2010 3:16:14 PM Full build: CPU: i5-750 $200 Mobo: Gigabtye GA-P55A-UD3 $135 RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115 HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $90 GPU: HD 5970 $700 PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $90 after rebate Case: HAF 922 $90 Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $25 HSF (only if overclocking): Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35 Total: $1,479. Doesn't support Crossfire, but with a 5970, you won't need it to. nuke3ae March 5, 2010 3:26:40 PM Thanks again guys Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting Forum? My first amazing build for 1500 € (£1300) ($2050) ForumHTPC New Build - Pleae Critique ForumCritiques needed for a $1200-$ 1500 Gaming Build (First time builder) ForumCritique my sub $ 1500 build Forum"final" build list - opinions/ critique please ForumNew build . Please critique ForumCritique my build Forum~$ 1500 Gaming PC - critique my parts list Forum$1300- 1500 gaming pc Critique More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !