New custom build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: March 25, 2010 3:01 PM in Systems Share Tapcon March 25, 2010 2:56:34 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: $1500 after rebate SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming primarily, other things secondary PARTS NOT REQUIRED: speakers/mouse PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 or higher ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: have access to windows 7 for free OK so I've never built a computer before but my friend has helped me throw together a list. Thoughts? Hanns·G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms Widescreen LCD Monitor Built in Speakers XCLIO A380COLOR Fully Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P3 550W Power Supply OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HIS Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) H587F1GDG Video Card MSI 790FX-GD70 ATX AMD Motherboard Total: $1480 after rebate ($290 for monitor so actual comp is $1190. Thanks! More about : custom build MadAdmiral March 25, 2010 3:01:54 PM I'm going to go ahead and say no. Period. You're sacrificing a lot of gaming performance for that SSD, and losing a lot with sub-par parts. Here's a much better build: CPU: i5-750 and Asus P7P55D-E Pro $375. Better CPU and a higher quality, more future proof board. RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115. Faster RAM. Also, OCZ sticks have compatibility issues with a lot of boards. GPU: HD 5870 $420 HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55. Faster HDD. By a lot. Not to mention higher quality. PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $90 after rebate. That Xclio PSU is a POS. Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate. Same for the Xclio case. This is easily the best case out there. Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $24 HSF (if OCing): Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35 Total: $1,204. Add in the montior. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew Custom Build Problems Forum SolvedWould my custom build be good for new games? Forum SolvedWould my custom build be good for new games? Forum SolvedNew Custom Build Performance and Stability Issues Forum SolvedNew custom build! It's been 6 years and I am out of the loop (mostly). Forum SolvedPoor performance on new custom build Forum SolvedNew Custom Build Questions From A Rookie Builder Forum SolvedNew Build, Custom Gaming PC Forum SolvedNew and first custom build ( gaming purpose) Forum SolvedUpgrade existing computer or to build a new custom pc? Forum SolvedHelp Me With A New Custom Build Forum Solvednew custom pc build freezing and now monitor has no signal Forum SolvedWhat OS for brand new custom build? Forum SolvedNew Custom PC Build Help plz Forum SolvedIdeas for New Custom build ( AMD & Intel ) Forum SolvedNew custom build problems Forum New Custom Build, would love your thoughts Forum Solvedproblems with a new custom build pc when instaling windows 7 pro Forum SolvedNew to Building Custom Systems, Will Upgrading GPU Require Other Upgrades? Forum New custom build crashing Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !