What's your opinion on my new 880$ system build?

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 II X4 630 2.8Ghz - 110$
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H - 90$
Video Card: ATI Radeon 5750 - 145$
Memory: Kingston KLDE88F-B8KB5 2x2GB - 90$
Monitor: AOC Led Monitor e2236vw - 150$
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB - 55$
PC Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 Case - 105$
PSU: Thermaltake Power Supply 500W - 50$
Speakers:Logitech Z103 Speakers - 25$
Additional: NZXT Sentry LX LCD Fan Controller - 60$

Total: 880$
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  1. BTW its a quad core :)
  2. nazgul21 said:
    BTW its a quad core :)


    I would have dropped the fan controller and put that 60 bucks towards a 955 or actually a 5770 instead of the 5750. There probably would have been 40 left over to get a 790 chipset on the motherboard

    Performance > Looks.

    Especially considering the HAF 922 has great airflow stock.
  3. Much better build for less

    Optical
    Lite on $22
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Fan Controller
    NZXT $37
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992005

    HD
    Spinpoint F3 $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    Speakers
    Logitech LS21 $28
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121019

    GPU/RAM
    5770 and Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $275
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.361571

    Case/PSU
    HAF 922 and OCZ stealthxstream 700w $150 w/ $30 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.362547

    CPU/MOBO
    Phenom II x4 955 and GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 $299 w/ $15 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.345250

    Total: $866 before Shipping and $45 MIR

    Better RAM, better MOBO, better GPU. better HD, better PSU. Slightly better speakers and equivalent fan controller.

    Course if you fill out the form in the sticky, we could advise you better. This more of a general gaming oriented build.
  4. I'll throw my two cents in. Here's an even better gaming build for less:

    CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3 $210
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $120
    GPU/PSU: HD 5850 and Antec Earthwatts 650W $355
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    Case/Optical: Coolermaster 690 and cheap SATA DVD burner $77

    Total: $817 (plus whatever you need in the extras)
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