$1500 Rig - Are these components the best bang for the buck? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: March 12, 2010 3:54 AM in Systems Share hgcode March 12, 2010 3:30:16 AM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now BUDGET RANGE: $1500 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Soft. Engineer Workstation (i want something really stable), and more important being able to run battle field bad company 2 smoothly at 1900x1200 PARTS NOT REQUIRED: HDD, and accessories already have that PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, zipzoomfly, amazon COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel & Asus, everything else is optional OVERCLOCKING: Yes CROSSFIRE: Yes MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Stable PC, somewhat quiet, its in my living room (studio) with us sleeping a few feet away ---------------------- Made the following list... $409.99 - XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150476 $219.99 - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224 $244 - Combo (PSU + CASE) Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.345233 $579.98 - Combo (CPU + MOBO) Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930 ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.350315 Thanks a lot guys! More about : 1500 rig components bang buck anonymousdude March 12, 2010 3:43:43 AM Dominators are overpriced and a set of memory cheaper would perform better. Also the difference between 1333 and 1600 performance-wise is minimal. A set like this would be good. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... hgcode March 12, 2010 3:51:37 AM anonymousdude said:Dominators are overpriced and a set of memory cheaper would perform better. Also the difference between 1333 and 1600 performance-wise is minimal. A set like this would be good. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Good point, I tried looking on the Memory Qualified Vendors List from Asus but I couldn't find the GSkills to be supported for that MOBO, I heard it's kind of picky with memory.. Thanks! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tnsantosh March 12, 2010 3:54:18 AM Your build looks good! Big gaming Rig! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBest Bang for the buck : How much should you spend on a new system? Forum$ 1500 build completed. Is this the best bang for my buck ? ForumBest Bang for the Buck System ForumWhat's the best " bang for buck " x79 board for this rig ? ForumBest Bang For Your Buck , Future Proof Gaming Rig ForumBang for your buck Gaming Rig $600-$1000 ForumBest bang for buck fastest pc build £600 max ForumAre these parts compatible/ best bang for buck ? ForumBuilding best gaming " bang for buck " PC at $1,000 ForumWhich GTX 580 card offers the best bang-for-the-buck ? ForumBest Bang for the Buck System for right now? ForumComponent Advice Needed on $ 1500 -1700 Gaming Rig Forum$ 1500 Gaming/Development Build " Best Bang For The Buck " ForumBest bang for the buck ! Building as high end as my wallet will allow.. ForumPCI compatibility question ForumBest Gamer PC for $1000 ForumNew Gaming Rig ForumI7 Gaming RIG Forum$1500 I5-750 bulid - Updated Forum[Solved] New Build - First Time Building - $1500 range More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !