I am building a system for a guy, and I would like some feedback on what you guys think. He will be doing extreme gaming and some encoding, not much and just regular computing; browsing the net. His max budget is $1700. My main question is if there is some changes that will not effect the price, or have I nailed it!?
BIOSTAR TPOWER i55 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $174.99 -$40 for combo with GPU
2. HIS H587F1GDG Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $379.99x2
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 LAT. 7 - $114.99
2. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb - $79.99x2
Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $109.99
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA - $22.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm - $34.99
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - $199.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - $139.99
Grand Total : $1677.89
The HS comes with Paste as you should know, and the MOBO comes with 6 SATA Cables. I would love some feedback on this build! The HDD's will be in RAID 0 - He has externals for backups. I will be overclocking the CPU as well.
I will be buying this weekend, already have the MOBO and GPUS, they had a great sale a couple weeks ago, but am willing to buy different as they were not for him.
It doesnt quite perform the same as 2x5870s unless you overclock it to get the speed back up. It has the huge advantages of lower price, only using one slot, less power and less heat.
"not as good as" is an unsubstantiated opinion. The 902 has moveable twin front fans that give you better airflow control. Its also better looking. "not as good a value as" is maybe what you meant?
Thank you for your feedback, I do not like overclocking GPUs for some reason. So I will stick with the 2 5870's and I am going to stick with the case. I will consider a different mobo, I will go with Gigabyte as the guy above suggested.