$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... m 0 l 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! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tnsantosh March 12, 2010 3:54:18 AM Your build looks good! Big gaming Rig! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest bang for buck gaming laptop under 1500 Forum SolvedBest bang for the buck - Core components for under $600 Forum Solved2500K Final Build -Best Bang for the Buck critique ~$1,500 Forum SolvedBudget gaming rig, is all of this compatible/best bang for buck Forum Best Bang for the buck Gaming laptop under $1500 Forum SolvedWhat's the best "bang for buck" x79 board for this rig? Forum SolvedBest Bang For Buck Gaming Rig - May 2012! (Ivy Bridge + Kepler/Island) Forum SolvedBest bang for buck Gaming rig $1200 Forum $1500 Gaming/Development Build "Best Bang For The Buck" Forum $1500 build completed. Is this the best bang for my buck? Forum Best bang-for-your-buck upgrade for my rig? And a question about g-sync Forum Did I pick the "best bang for buck" parts for my new rig ? Forum Best Bang For Your Buck, Future Proof Gaming Rig Forum Best Bang For Buck Upgrade Rig Forum Solvedbest bang for the buck? Forum SolvedBest bang my buck ? Forum SolvedBest Bang for the Buck PSU? Forum SolvedAm I going to need a 1440p monitor? If so what one is the best bang for my buck? Forum SolvedBuying new Card $200 to spend Best bang for your buck? (Canada) Forum SolvedBest bang for buck CPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !