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 : ForumNew custom build , display problems! ForumNew to custom builds, looking for advice ForumNew custom build attempt can't get it to fire up ForumNew to custom builds, is this Cyberpower custom good enough? ForumBuying New HP Gaming PC, But Custom Build only Offers 2 Graphics Cards ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumBuying New HP Gaming PC, But Custom Build only Offers 2 Graphics Cards ForumNew Custom Build Won't Turn On ForumFIRST NEW CUSTOM GAMING COMPUTER BUILD ForumNew Custom Build - Thoughts ForumNew custom build , old pc hdd ForumNew Custom Build Freeze problem ForumUpgrading from XPS to Custom Build ForumAlienware vs Custom Build ForumCustom Build ForumFirst custom Build advice ForumNew to Custom Builds ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m Forum[Solved] Build a medium budget HTPC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !